Homemade strawberry syrup and a strawberry round up

Strawberries are everywhere now. Tempting me with their luscious juicy red color. I find it hard to resist them and often come home with strawberries whenever I am out grocery shopping even if they weren’t on the list.

Today’s recipe is my favorite companion to pancakes. Strawberry syrup adds fruity freshness and a sweet note to my favorite pancakes. It is also great as a topping for yogurt, my idea of a great way to start the day. If you are not a big fan of pancakes or yogurt, this syrup makes a wonderful topping for ice cream.

Homemade strawberry syrup

Printable recipe here

2 cups strawberries

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1 tablespoon starch

1/4 cup water

Wash the strawberries and remove the stalks

Mash the strawberries to the consistency you want, I like the sauce chunky with visible bits of strawberries. You can pulse the strawberries in your mixer or food processor if you like the sauce to be smooth.

In a pot place the strawberries, sugar and 3/4 cup of water.

Bring to a boil over medium low heat, stirring every now and then for 10 minutes

When you have 5 minutes left in the cooking time, dissolve the corn starch in the 1/4 cup of water and add it to the syrup while stirring. This will thicken the sauce and give it a beautiful consistency.

Store the left over sauce in a clean dry jar in your fridge, it will last up to two weeks.

Next on my list of strawberry treats to make this season

Greg and Katherine’s strawberry granita

Linda’s

Cilantro Grilled Lamb Chops with Strawberry Cilantro Salsa

Choc Chip Uru’s

One Person Strawberry Hot Fudge Chocolate Cobbler Pie

Geni’s  Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Cake

Barbara’s

Strawberry Fields Spring Salad

Kristy’s Strawberry and rasberry puree

Manu’s strawberries and cream in puff pastry

Strawberries and cream in puff pastry cases

If you are in the mood for more strawberry goodness you can also check out my

Strawberry Pistachio crumble

Or maybe you are in the mood for something french? How about making

 Strawberry Fraisier

With the weather warming up you may want to try this refreshing drink

Watermelon strawberry pineapple frappe

Now before I let you go, what would you like to see next?

Labaneh (a wonderful dip made from yogurt)

labaneh..recipe coming soon

Anaise and cheese flat bread

or Ayran? a refreshing drink made of yogurt and whey?

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