Blackberry Syrup

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. 

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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

Directions:

  • 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!