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Simple syrup also known as Ater is used over middle eastern desserts like kanafa, ashta, atayif, kunafa and so many more

Simple Syrup (Ater)

A versatile syrup that sweetens up the blandest of desserts!
5 from 4 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern



  • In a small pot place the water, sugar, and blossom water.  Stir until sugar dissolves. 
  • Bring mixture to a boil, add the 2 tablespoons of lemon.  Bring heat to low, for about 10-15 minutes. 
  • Drizzle syrup over your favorite desserts. Syrup - atir- will thicken once it comes to room temperature.
  • Store simple syrup/atir in an air tight container, for at least 6 months.
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