Saturday, August 4, 2012

Aha sirup...


John has a very sweet tooth, and he used to buy a lot of a lot cookies, cakes and ice cream not really focusing so much on quality as quantity (Sorry Honey...) . His habit's has changed, and now he likes more natural flavored and sweets of a general higher quality. Nearly every evening he eats homemade yogurt with granola and maple syrup.... But maple syrup is quite expensive, so... Then I stumbled on this recipe (in danish...) that tries to mimic the flavor profile of maple syrup. It has the flavor of caramel, orange and licorice. The syrup has a beautiful golden color and of course it is not maple syrup, but in my opinion a very good syrup...thanks Max...one liter of syrup lasts about 3 weeks... yep that's what I said, he has a sweet tooth.... 


I caramelise 5 dl. of sugar. The darker you make the caramel the less sweet the syrup gets but with a stronger taste of caramel. Then I pour in 7 dl. of water, 5 dl. sugar, and depending on how strong and big they are one or two crushed licorice root, and the zest and juice of one or two oranges. I normally have juice and zest frozen down in cubes.


I filter the syrup and put in a bottle. This way it is easy to pour from
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The syrup is boiled till it reaches the temperature 106 degrees

4 comments:

diy se her hvordan said...

Lækkert at du kan lave det selv. Jeg bruger Ahorn sirup og Honning fra Bjergene. Det er en honning min far selv laver og sælger i Butik Waldo i Århus.
God søndag :)

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

I love licorice! Sounds like a beautiful syrup I'd love to try this : )

Kirti said...

Hi Mette, I love your blog - I've been visiting it for years. I think I told you - I lived in Arhus - one day I would love to go back - lovely memories. Thanks for posting so many wonderful things - always inspiring!
Kirti

Noelle Girard said...

I stumbled on your lovely blog all the way from Toronto, Canada (land of maple syrup!) Thank you for the recipes and meal ideas. I find your beautiful meals and knits for your little ones very inspiring. From one mother of two little ones to another, well done!