Strawberry syrup… so tasty on homemade pancakes.
I have had this recipe in my recipe box for who knows how long. Every year when strawberry season rolls around I think about making it, but when the season ends there still is no strawberry syrup.
When I had decided to make the lemon blueberry pancakes from my last post, I knew that I would need something special. I didn’t want to serve them with maple syrup or any old pancake syrup. This strawberry syrup came to mind and I knew that it would be perfect with the lemon pancakes.
I love the combination of the strawberry syrup and lemon blueberry pancakes. I love the flavor of lemon with these summer fruits. Wouldn’t you agree? Yes, I think that it is perfect.
The syrup is easy to make and really doesn’t take much time or at least the way that I made it. You are supposed to cook the berries and then strain them through cheesecloth, but I was a bit lazy and decided to run then through the blender and puree them. I am sure that this syrup would have a bit of a different result if I would have followed the recipe, but it was just as delicious the way that I chose.
The strawberry syrup was perfect with the pancakes, but I think that would be equally as delicious served on some vanilla ice cream. That is a great idea… it’s time to end now, I can hear strawberry syrup and vanilla ice cream calling my name.
- 2 cups pureed strawberries
- 1 teaspoon lime or lemon zest
- 1/2 cup water plus 6 tablespoons water divided
- 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Add the pureed strawberries to a heavy saucepan add the zest and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
In the meanwhile place the sugar and 6 tablespoons of water in another heavy sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the syrup reaches 260 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the berries to the syrup place back on the heat, bring to a boil and let boil for 8 minutes. Remove from and it is ready to serve.