Friday, December 24, 2010

Spiced Simple Syrup

This comes from the foodie web site,
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.