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
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
Strawberry Fields Spring Salad
Kristy’s Strawberry and rasberry puree
Manu’s strawberries and cream in puff pastry
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
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)
Anaise and cheese flat bread
or Ayran? a refreshing drink made of yogurt and whey?