I make lots of simple syrup. There are just so many different things to make. I intend to make as many as I can. Today, I'm making blackberry simple syrup. Tomorrow, I'm going to post about making lemonade out of it, but there are so many other things I could've made. I thought about using it for pancakes or even as a middle layer for breads or cakes. There is also the obvious choice of keeping it around for cocktails, italian soda, coffee or tea.
I did this syrup a little bit differently, I didn't add any water. I only used blackberries and sugar. This made is thicker, more like maple syrup. I figured since I'm rehydrating the whole mix for lemonade, it'll get plenty of water soon enough!
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 5 min
Makes: 1 1/4 cups
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of blackberries
- Medium sauce pan
- Sieve or cheesecloth - I prefer the sieve, it's a lot less messy and easier to manage
- Place both ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan and bring to medium heat.
- Mash up the blackberries as the mixture is heating up. They get soft very quickly under mild heat. So, they should mash up pretty easily.
- Cook the mixture for 5-10 minutes, or until sugar is completely melted.
- Strain through your sieve or cheesecloth.
- Store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator.
What can I say about this syrup? It's fruit and sugar, so.. delicious. Think blackberries, magnified and pureed. Pretty stellar!