Flavoured syrup

Prep: 5 mins Ready in 5 mins, not incl syrup, plus steeping


Makes enough for 500g/1lb 2oz fruit
Turn fresh summer berries into a chic, but simple dessert with a flavoured syrup

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  • 250ml boiling water
  • 100g golden caster sugar

Flavourings to choose from

  • handful fresh basil sprigs (including stalks)



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 lemongrass stalk and 2 fresh mint sprigs



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 vanilla pod and 2 strips of lemon zest


  1. Stir the boiling water and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved. Add your choice of flavourings and leave until cool. To keep syrup for 2-3 days, pour into jars and chill. Remove herbs before using.

  2. To use syrup, pour over summer berries, stir to mix, then leave to steep for about 30 mins before serving.

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Comments (1)

Bethanwy's picture

Really easy and so tasty! I did the mint and lemon grass one and stirred a little bit through some natural yoghurt as well to go with the berries. I've frozen the left overs (of which there was lots), so hopefully it'll be as good when I come to use it. I'll definitely be making it again.

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