Cut 4 slices of
, about ½-cm thick each.
Place a medium-size pot on the stove. Add in the
Granulated Sugar (5 cups)
Water (3 cups)
, and lemon slices. Stir a bit.
Turn heat to high. Stir to mix well. Cook till the syrup comes to a boil, stirring occasionally till all the sugar has dissolved.
Then lower the flame to low. Continue to simmer gently (small bubbles) till the syrup turns a rich amber color, about 1 hour later.
Test if the sugar syrup has reached the desired consistency. Drop some syrup into a bowl of water and it should spread out. When touched, it should feel syrupy at the bottom.
When done, turn off the flame and remove the lemon slices from the syrup. Remove the pot from the stove. Pour the hot syrup into a clean glass jar and let it cool completely before closing the jar with a secure lid.