Borage Flower Syrup

This syrup has a pretty pale blue tint and is delicious poured over ice cream or fruit compote. Decorate with borage flowers.
  • 1 cup fresh borage flowers
  • boiling water
  • sugar

Place the borage flowers in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to steep overnight.

The next day, strain the liquid into a pan and bring to a boil. Pour this boiling liquid over another cupful of borage flowers. Soak for 8 - 10 hours. Strain again and press all the juices out with the back of a wooden spoon.

Measure the liquid and add 1 cup of sugar for every 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved then boil fast until thickened. Remove from heat, skim and store in bottles or jars.

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