Time Required: 5 minutes
Put one cup of water in a small saucepan. Add two cups of sugar. Heat to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Find a clean container that will hold at least a cup and a half. Using a funnel, pour liquid into container. Seal and store in refrigerator indefinitely. Use whenever a recipe calls for simple sugar or simple syrup.