Monday, September 20, 2010

Blackberry syrup


A few weeks ago, I set out to use up some of the blackberries harvested from our backyard. Since we already had full containers of both strawberry and blackberry jams, and because I was craving pancakes at 11pm, I made blackberry syrup.

Quaker Oats Oatmeal Pancakes, still working on my pancake technique

Here's the problem though, I don't have a recipe. I kind of just made it up, and didn't write down any measurements. It is similar to this recipe. I mashed the berries through a colander first to remove some of the seeds, boiled it with some water and lime juice, and added Splenda rather than sugar a bit at a time until it was sweet enough, but not overly sweet. Because of the reduced sugar amount, I also added in a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken it. It was nice!


2 comments:

Christine said...

Yum! Can you mail me this for my wedding day breakfast? I'm addicted to blackberry anything, especially fresh blackberries muddled in my iced tea.

Angeline said...

I must visit you and pick blackberries!!!!