Saturday, 21 April 2012

Syrups for Summer ....

.. and not just summer :)

I'm giving you the basic syrups.. mixing and matching is only limited to your imagination....

This is Lemon Syrup

Juice of 6 small lemons
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water

Cook together. Add more sugar if u need to. It should be lemony sugary... Cool, chill, store.. make sikanjbeen.. enjoy :)

Then we have here... Simple Sugar Syrup

Boil together equal parts of sugar and water. Let it boil up once. Stir to see that sugar is dissolved. Cool down and store in fridge.

Dont worry if it looks thin - it will thicken in the fridge.

Use this syrup wherever you need to add sugar to a sharbat/juice. Instead of adding sugar and then whisking forever to dissolve it, just add this.

Nothing beats the cool taste of .. Gurr Syrup

Similar to the sugar syrup, keep this for sweetening as well. Or to add in halwa, if u feel like it :)

Around 4 to 5 large 'rocks' of gurr. Soak them in a little less than 1/2 litre clean water for at least 6 hours. Stir once in between to check that it dissolves.

Once its all liquid, carefully sieve into a pan. Take care not to take the residue, that will contain dirt.

Just set the whole lot on the stove - be careful, it will bubble up very strongly once it starts to get warm

Once ur syrup is thicker, remove from heat and cool before storing in fridge. Keep in mind that it will get a lot thicker than it it is NOW.. so remove from heat in time..

Its great, mixed with cold water, lemon and a pinch of salt.. and wonderful, when mixed with cold milk.. besides being really good for children..  

These woderful fruits are in season .. and ideal for Strawberry Syrup

Blend strawberries with a little water and sugar.. Store in fridge soonest...

And finally, a most delicious syrup.. Peppermint Syrup

Now this is an unusual one.. Zara loves peppermint teas.. Just boil a cup of tea and add two tblsp of this. Tea without milk, haan :)

Wash and boil a bunch of peppermint leaves...(podina) with 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup water. Once the syrup is thick and the sugar is to ur liking, sieve it.

Store this syrup in the fridge and use as wished..