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Apr 8, 2010 08:32 AM

How much sugar in a tablespoon of simple syrup?

If I make simple syrup 1 cup water + 1 cup sugar = 1 1/2 cups simple syrup

how much sugar in a tablespoon of this simple syrup?

my brain is just not functioning. 2/3 tbl?

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  1. Did you boil off/evaporate half a cup? Assuming this to be true, you should now have 1 cup of sugar vs 1/2 cup water, or 2 to 1. So yes, 2/3 T of sugar.

    But why would you boil it? Don't think the sugar would lose half of it's volume in the phase change to liquid, so that doesn't seem like the case...

    2 Replies
    1. re: Jemon

      No, nothing boils, barely comes to a simmer and I only heat it till the sugar is disolved.

      Doesn't surprise me that sugar looses 1/2 volume

      1. re: Jack_

        It surprises me... I usually make it in a mason jar with room temperature water by filling it with sugar a little over halfway, topping it with water, and shaking. I don't notice a significant change in volume...

    2. approx 2 tsp. (same as 2/3 tbsp)