Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mixed Berry Syrup - 2 Points


My last post before I am away on holiday! (I am told there is Internet access where we are staying - Stone needs it to upload homework assignments.)

I was fresh out of homemade maple syrup the other day when Simon asked for - of course - pancakes. So, I grabbed a bag of mixed berries out of the freezer and whipped up a batch of mixed berry syrup! Simon was very pleased with the results, although he did look rather startling covered in bright red syrup. 

Mixed Berry Syrup
2 cups mixed berries (I used raspberry, blackberry and blueberry)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar

1. Stir ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
2. Place a sieve over a bowl. Pour the syrup, in small batches, into the sieve and use a spoon to gently press until all of the juice is released into the bowl.
3. Discard seeds and skin from the sieve. Transfer the syrup from the bowl to a serving dish.
4. Yields 5, 2 point servings.


The recipe for the eggless pancakes will come later:) I am linking to Frugal Friday, since making your own syrup is a great money saver.

Just a reminder that you will not be hearing from me tomorrow. I hope that you will take some time to consider helping the people of Japan. I read today that some of the major credit card companies are allowing card holders to contribute bonus points as cash to the Red Cross.

I also got a reminder from my favorite recording artist, Amy Grant, reading "Just a reminder from Team Amy -- today the devastation in Japan continues to unfold in epic numbers. Please play a part in the recovery by considering texting REDCROSS to 90999. A $10.00 donation will be charged to your cell phone bill."


12 comments:

  1. Enjoy the vacation, mixed berry syrup looks delicious.

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  2. The berry soup looks incredible. Thanks for the reminder about the donations. That area of the world needs all the help possible at the moment. Have a good weekend.

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  3. great syrup and lovely that you posted on Japan have a fun vacation

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  4. Bright girl to make this fruit syrup; hope you are having a graet holiday.
    Rita

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  5. This looks delicious! Have fun on your holiday!

    safe travels,
    yas

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  6. Just made a berry sauce the other day for the pancakes...but just with blueberries. A mix of different kinds of berries sounds great too.

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  7. This looks delicious! I hope you are having a great holiday!

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  8. This is a delicious substitute for syrup! I hope you had a lovely vacation.

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  9. Enjoy your holiday!! Sorry I've been MIA- the weather has been too nice, and yard work has been calling :) Love this syrup! I make one that's quite similar!

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