Atar refers to Lebanese Sugar Syrup. Atar or sugar syrup is generally used in pastry and dessert-making in Lebanon. Atar is very easy to make, depending on ones taste and preference. Here is a simple recipe for making Atar from a very good source from the internet: This recipe yields 200ml or 7 fl oz Atar/Sugar Syrup Ingredients: 200gms / 7oz granulated sugar 75ml / 2¾ fl oz water 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon orange blossom water 1 tablespoon rose water Method: Using a medium heat setting, mix the first three ingredients together and bring them to the boil stirring occasionally. Let the mixture simmer for about 3 - 4 minutes, until it reaches a stage where the syrup coats the back of a spoon. Just before you switch off, stir in rose and orange blossom water. Let it to cool before using. Atar can be prepared well ahead of time, and stored in a cool place for a couple of weeks. Basic rules in making Atar: For thick Atar - use less water For thin Atar - use more water For sweeter Atar - use more sugar. Taste can always be adjusted depeding on preference. Longer boiling time makes Atar thicker.

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