Thursday, April 16, 2009

Super Yummy Strawberry Syrup

Last week when strawberries were on sale, me and my friend got together and made some super good Strawberry Syrup. (sorry, I should have posted this last week so you could have bought them on sale too.) This picture is not the greatest, I'm still having a hard time figuring out my new camera.
Strawberry Syrup
2 1/2 quarts of strawberries
3 cups water
strip of lemon peel
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Crush the strawberries, and strain out seeds with cheesecloth. Combine 1 1/2 cups water, strawberry mixture and lemon peel in a medium saucepan. Simmer five minutes, them remove lemon peel. Combine sugar and 1 1/2 cups in a bigger saucepan. Boil to 260 degrees. (we only boiled it until it was between 255 and 260, when we let it get to 260 it crystallized into sugar) Add strawberry juice mixture and corn syrup to boiled sugar. Boil four minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Ladle into hot jars, saving 1/4 inch head space. Process 10 minutes in canner.
Also, a lot of you asked about our carpet. We bought it at a place here in Utah called Buy Direct (no membership required). The color is Pure Bliss Alder. It's called a Solution Dyed carpet, and that why it doesn't stain or bleach!

17 comments:

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

How good this looks! I make jam, but have never made syrup. This would be a nice change from maple syrup! Thanks much.♥

Carrie said...

That sounds good thanks for sharing!

This Country Girl said...

Sounds wonderful! I love strawberry anything! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Sounds yummy! Bet it would be awesome on ice cream!

Joanna said...

I probably would eat it with a spoon! Sounds delish!!

Heidi said...

Yummy! I love anything strawberry! Thanks for sharing!

How are you feeling?

Nikki said...

Yum, now I want french toast with strawberry syrup.

Jenny o said...

That looks so yum!!! I LOVE anything strawberry!
Buy Direct is so great, we just had them do laminate through our whole first floor and I love it. Your bedrooms are darling!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds so yummy. Love strawberry syrup on pancakes. We bought our hardwood floor at Buy Direct. They've got great prices. I'm going to need some carpet like yours in the rec room. Mimi

Beth at Aunties said...

It looks so yummy!
It seemed when my husband would be at General Priesthood meeting sevral times I would be making stawberry jam and syrup. So I know when April Conference rolls around, it time to to start canning:) The bottled syrup looks beautiful!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Mmmm....delicious! This sounds so good. I'm thinking ice-cream...or pancakes...or by the spoonful....

LadybugLady said...

Looks so yummy! Good job!

Shannon said...

I have never heard of strawberry syrup! Cool!

Kara said...

This looks so delicious! We love homemade syrups at our house, but I have never tried bottling them. Thanks for the recipe!

meg said...

Mmmmm.....yum-o! I love strawberries and fresh strawberry syrup would be fab. Where do you store all your food storage???

J.J. said...

That does sound yummy! Just stopping by while I am up with a sick little one :(

Aubrey's Spot said...

Thanks for posting this! I made this today with the strawberries I picked from the strawberry farm! I was so excited to find your recipe! Thanks!