Flavoured syrup

Flavoured syrup

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Cooking time

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

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes enough for 500g/1lb 2oz fruit

Turn fresh summer berries into a chic, but simple dessert with a flavoured syrup

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
-
protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 250ml boiling water
  • 100g golden caster sugar

Flavourings to choose from

  • handful fresh basil sprigs (including stalks)
  • 1 lemongrass stalk and 2 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1 vanilla pod and 2 strips of lemon zest

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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Bethanwy's picture
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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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