Ater
(Simple Syrup)

Ater, or simple syrup, is a sugar based syrup used to sweeten many Middle Eastern desserts. 

It's such a versatile recipe because you can customize the flavor based on your liking. You can flavor it with orange blossom water, rose water, vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom. 

Simple Syrup

 

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups sugar 

3/4 cup water 

1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Directions: 

1) In a pot, combine sugar and water. Let it come to a boil on medium heat. Leave to boil for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the lemon juice. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside. 

Notes: 

- After you turn off the heat, you can add orange blossom or rose water.