oh yeah, simple syrup is the answer to all life's question. Go ahead try it.
Why is the sky blue?
What is photosynthesis?
I tell ya, it works.
Simple syrup is your basis's of so many sauces and beverages. And a great thing to have on your resume. If you watch programs like top chef, you are guaranteed to hear that said once per episode, "I'm making a simple syrup, blah blah blah." And now you too can create the answer to all life's question. Simply send me $19.99 and I'll... no, that's not right.
Yesterday I had 2 lbs of strawberries to preserve. I could have made jams or jellies, but then I remembered simple syrup, that and the price of molasses went up by $2 the other day, and we love our pancakes around here. I decided to make a basic multipurpose strawberry syrup. This is great to pour concentrated on your hot breads, or mix it half and half with soda water to make your own pop (yes, here is Kansas we say pop, not soda or soda pop).
You have to start with a simple syrup.
Boil 2 cups of water and 2 cups of white sugar for five minutes. Stir occasionally.
If you want to can this to keep some on hand at all times, process in a water bath for 15 minutes.
The strawberry syrup is also simple. Puree your strawberries and add 1 cup water to every 2 cups of puree. Once that is done add 2 cups of simple syrup to every 2 cups of strawberry juice. Boil gently for 15 minutes then bottle.
Now let's see who tells me what kind of bottle the syrup is in.