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Homemade Syrup


Homemade Syrup

Homemade Syrup

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

This homemade syrup is traditionally made to go with the Guyanese-style pancakes that are served on the Tuesday before Lent.

It is a syrup that you can make and use throughout the year on a variety of desserts and other baked goods.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 1 1/4 cups


  • 2 cups Demerara Sugar (substitute with cane sugar or packed brown sugar)
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup water


  1. Add sugar, cinnamon stick and water to a medium sized sauce pot. Turn the heat to medium high and stir to dissolve the sugar.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil then immediately reduce heat to low and let simmer gently for 15 - 17 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely before use.

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