Monday, January 7, 2013

Simple Violet Syrup

This recipe is quite simple (as the title implies). Pick roughly four cups of fresh Violets, and gentle rinse off any dust and dirt. Then put them in deep bowl and pour 2 cups of boiling water over the blooms. Cover the bowl and let it sit in a warm place until the same time the next day. Strain off the liquid through a strainer lined with cheese-cloth (Considering it quarts-like properties I have thought of using Linen). In a sauce-pan or small pot boil 2 cups of plain water with six cups of sugar and the juice of one lemon until it makes a nice THICK syrup. Add the violet water and boil another ten minutes. And wa-la you have Violet Syrup!

Take a spoonful if this syrup whenever you need to. You can make a really refreshing drink with this also, by putting a few spoonfuls in a glass with ice cubes and sparkling water. But I would caution you about using to much. As in large quantities Sweet Violets can be emetic (makes you vomit)! But it does take a lot to cause this but I though I would let you know.

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