I came up with the idea of making a Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup, that could be used as a mixer in drinks, or to provide a base for a sorbet!
This Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup is so easy and quick and adds a crazy amount of fresh strawberry flavour to whatever you add it too.
Also this Strawberry Sorbet with Gin and Tonic is an elegant adult dessert, that is also very refreshing, see Franklin’s Drinks Review
Recipe: Makes 300ml Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup
- First of all remove the green hull and cut the strawberries in halves or quarters, depending how big they are.
- Place the strawberries into a large, heavy based saucepan and cover with water.
- Add the sugar and place the saucepan on a high heat.
- Allow the strawberries to come to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium.
- Cook the strawberries for a further 20 minutes until the volume is almost halved.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Line a sieve with muslin cloth or kitchen towels (ones that won’t disintegrate – like Plenty) and place on top of a large bowl.
- Pour the strawberry mixture through the sieve.
- Especially IMPORTANT – do not push or stir the mixture in the sieve, this will cause it to become cloudy, we want a beautiful, clear, red rose coloured syrup.
- As soon as all the juice has dripped through, remove the sieve from the bowl. The strawberries are very tasty as a breakfast topping to plain yoghurt.
- Pour the beautifully clear, red liquid into a jug.
Store the Fresh Strawberry Simple Syrup in a bottle with a lid, in the fridge.
Finally, enjoy the beautiful, intense flavour of fresh strawberries in this syrup.