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Sunday, August 02, 2009

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So we will again be giving only hand-made gifts for Christmas this year. A lucky few will receive a jar of mulberry preserves. The rest will get by on some peach, strawberry, and/or cherry wine. And now, added to the list, is blueberry syrup. My sister gave me some store-bought blueberry syrup a few years ago with some super-de-duper waffle mix. I really enjoyed that gift, so I did my dangedest to recreate the syrup she had given me. (I'll work on the golden waffle mix later). Here's the recipe:
7 cups pureed blueberries
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine and bring to a boil- hold it for 5 minutes or so.

4 cups water
5 cups sugar
Combine and bring to boil- hold until about 219 degrees.

Combine the two syrups, bring to a boil and hold for 1 minute.

Hot water process for 30 minutes.

We had it on pancakes this morning- it will be equally as delicious on waffles or crepes or your breakfast carb of choice.



I am going to go assist my hubby in the cutting in of the playroom paint job, (don't worry, the window is open) and then go take a nap.


michele :) said...

hey joce! what size jars do you put the syrup in?

Rebz said...

Ah...I used pints but would have preferred to use 1/2 pint jelly jars. I had to go with what I had. Which included a few of Pamela's wide mouth pint jars in which she gave me peanut butter and that I had planned to give back to her but I will just have to reimburse her for, and/or give her the jars full of what I put in them.

michele said...

how many pints did it end up making?

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