Monday, December 31, 2012
homemade blackberry syrup
My visiting teacher Starley dropped by with a box of chocolates and a bottle of homemade blackberry syrup last week. I knew exactly what I would do with that syrup! I made my friend Dee-Anna's puff pancakes with fresh whipped cream and poured the syrup on top for breakfast on Christmas morning. Breakfast was a success! This syrup is fantastic and Starley was nice to share her recipe with me so I can make it this summer.
homemade blackberry syrup (or any berry) (my friend Starley)
1 cup berry juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Boil one minute. Put into clean jar. Seal with caning lid. Turn upside down for a few minutes to heat lid. Can double, triple, etc.
What I have to say- this is not the first time a grandmotherly woman has given me a canning recipe only to find out they have not canned the way I know- in a water bath or pressure cooker or steamer. I have always been apprehensive about the old method but hey- they seem to end up living longer than anyone else I know so it must be safe! And to not pull out all that canning equipment is GREAT! There's no excuse now. : )