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Candied Lemons & Lemon Syrup

Author Izy


  • 2 small lemons
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (185 ml) water


  • Slice the lemons as thinly as possible.
  • Place the sugar and water into a pot over a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the lemon slices to the pot and bring to the boil. Turn down to simmer and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Lift the lemon slices out of the syrup with a fork and leave on a wire rack set over a piece of baking paper to dry and cool.
  • Keep the resulting lemon syrup in the pot for brushing onto the cakes.