A Simple Syrup Recipe – Homemade Tangerine Syrup

Basic Syrup- Tangerine

I did not know that basic syrup was so, perfectly… basic. On a recent March early morning, as my two boys sat at the breakfast bar looking at me get ready French Toast, my oldest announced, “Mother, we must make our have syrup. Wholesome syrup like apple syrup.” This obtained my wheels turning and so I went off in lookup of basic syrup recipes.

It did not acquire long to uncover a genuinely basic recipe for blueberry syrup, and as I thought about my have again property. I have a experienced fruit tree that I thought was a loquat tree. I went outdoors to examine out the fruit, and found that they had been very small tangerines. I couldn’t wait to check out out the recipe!


  • 1 Cup Of Tangerines
  • 1 Cup Of Sugar

Machines: 5qt pot, flat base espresso cup, stirring spoon, strainer, creamer jar…

For the report, we just moved in to this house, so some ‘improvisation’ was important. The espresso cup replaces a food items processor, potato masher or blender, and the creamer jar replaces the Ball jars used for canning. * My absence of canning supplies is also the rationale I only created 1 cup of syrup.

Initially, the little ones picked the tangerines correct from our tree, and then peeled them. We wound up with a overall of 4 cups of tangerines, but we only used 1 cup to make our syrup. The relaxation obtained ‘munched.’

Now, I created a couple of ‘mistakes’, (I did not fairly go through the directions on the blueberry syrup recipe all the way via,) and I commenced to ‘mush’ the tangerines down in a strainer with the base of a espresso cup (my blender, potato masher and food items processor had been not nonetheless unpacked), and into a bowl. I did not genuinely care for that, so I commenced to check out juicing them by hand… I did not significantly take pleasure in that either, so then I went again and go through the directions on the blueberry recipe.

This is when I place a fresh cup of tangerines in the 5qt pot, and ‘mooshed’ them once more with the espresso cup.

I then brought the fruit to a immediate boil

Up coming I strained the remnants into a bowl and mixed in the sugar- (another slip-up: I was meant to place it again in the pot, and stir the sugar in, bringing it to a immediate boil once more.)

Finally… I poured the contents into the creamer jar…

We all experimented with a very small taste on our fingers and it was very good. I poured a little bit into a Ramakan (sp?) and dipped a Saltine cracker in it… also very good. Then I created some French Toast and place it on that… it was a bit tart.

Up coming time, I approach to use a Agave sugar, and possibly a little brown sugar, and incorporate cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or a little lemon juice, and possibly persimmons, to slash down on the tartness.

Source by Danielle Schaeffer

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