This syrup is great for using up strawberries that aren’t quite up to eating standard. You know, those ones you bought and then forgot about? You can also collect the tops you cut off (leaves included) and make the sauce from them. My sister in law said this was the best thing she’s ever eaten! Pretty delicious for food scraps. If you don’t have the lemon juice handy, don’t worry, you can leave it out. It adds a little tang, but isn’t essential.
The worst part about making this was that I had to put it with the vanilla ice cream just to take the photo. Then it had to be eaten…sometimes blogging is so hard 😉
makes about 3/4 cup
200g strawberry bits
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
Simmer strawberries, water and sugar for about 15 minutes, until the leaves are looking brown and sad. Pass mixture through a sieve, pushing well on all the pieces to get as much strawberry goodness as you can. Add lemon juice. If you find the sauce is a bit thin, you can cook it down further over gentle heat.
This is lovely on ice cream, pancakes, waffles, with a slice of cake, or mixed into plain yogurt. You’ll figure out what to do with it!