Friday, December 24, 2010
Spiced Simple Syrup
This comes from the foodie web site, CHOW.com
Makes: 2 3/4 cups
Infused with warm spices, this simple syrup adds wintry cheer to anything it tops. Try it on citrus fruits for a winter fruit salad or in this Spiced Cranberry Sangría by Chef Jose Garces.
• 2 cups water
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 3 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
• 8 allspice berries
• 6 cloves
• 3 whole star anise pods
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof airtight container and discard spices.
3. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.