Attir Sugar Syrup

Attir sugar syrup is the magic ingredient used in Middle Eastern sweets. This syrup is drizzled over baked or fried desserts.
5 minutes
10 minutes
makes 1 cup

About this recipe

Attir – sugar syrup is the magic ingredient used in Middle Eastern sweets. This syrup is infused with orange blossom or rosewater and drizzled over baked or fried desserts. It’s often also served on the side and each person adds as much syrup as they like.

The syrup can have a sticky consistency and can be as thick as maple syrup or honey. The longer you boil it, the thicker it gets.

You can use either brown or white sugar to make your sugar syrup. Brown sugar will produce a dark brown colour while white sugar will create a transparent syrup with a lighter flavour.


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  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rosewater

Notes from Rouba

  • The rule to remember is cold syrup over the hot pastry. This means avoid pouring hot syrup over the hot pastry and cool syrup over the cool pastry.
  • Sugar syrup will thicken once completely cool so be careful not to overboil it.
  • The syrup can be made in advance and stored in a jar for up to 4 weeks.


Step 1.

To make the sugar syrup, place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil (this happens fairly fast), lower the heat, and continue to boil for approximately 6-7 minutes until syrup slightly thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely.

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