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Flavoured syrup

Flavoured syrup

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Ready in 5 mins, not incl syrup, plus steeping
  • Easy
  • Makes enough for 500g/1lb 2oz fruit

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal0
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein0g
low insalt0g
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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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2004

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