Blueberries have to be one of my favourite parts of summer and with blueberry season finally here I certainly have been enjoying them. So far I have mostly just been having them by the bucket load for breakfasts either on yogurt or mixed in with peaches or melon but it was finally time to do something more with them. One of the first things that comes to mind when I think about blueberries is almost always pancakes and I figured that it would be nice to kick the season off with some blueberry syrup. This syrup is pretty simple, you just simmer some water, sugar and blueberries to extract all of that amazing blueberry flavour and colour into the syrup and then strain the solids from it. With just a few minutes of effort you can elevate those average every day pancakes to something completely new and wonderful. But why stop there? There are some many things that you can do with this blueberry syrup and I am looking forward to using it.
Blueberry Simple Syrup
A blueberry simple syrup that is great for mixing into drinks. Blueberry mojitos anyone?
Servings: makes 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 lemon, juice
- Place the blueberries, sugar and water in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Strain the solids from the juice with a fine sieve and set the solids aside.
- Mix in the lemon juice, transfer to a jar and store in the fridge.
Tip: The leftover solids are great on yogurt or ice cream.
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