Need Help making Gomme/Surgar Syrup
I'm a cooking newbie so need some help with some simple instructions.
I'm currently trying my hand at making tropical drinks. One ingratiate
that many drinks have is gomme/sugar syrup.
I have a book with tropical drink recipes and it includes instructions
on making my own sugar syrup.
I need help with the instructions. Here they a
1. Gradually stir 2 cups of granulated sugar into
1 cup of boiling water in a saucepan.
2. Bring to the boil and simmer.
3. Skim it, leave to cool, and pour into small, clean bottles.
4. Store in a dark cupboard.
Ok, I know how to bring water to a boil (when it all bubbles) but what
does it mean to simmer and then skim it? After it boils then how do I go
about simmering it and skimming it?
Also, do stores even sell gomme syrup for drinks?
Is there a better way to make this syrup?
Thanks for the info and help!