Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Make your own Violet Syrup

Making Wild Violet Syrup

I noticed that the wild violets were in full bloom.

Making violet syrup, you need 8 oz of violet blossoms.

Pour @ 2 cups of boiling water over the blossoms and use a wooden spoon to slightly mash the blossoms down into the water.
 Let sit overnight on the counter. In the morning, strain out the blossoms and you’ll be left with a beautiful violet liquid. I bet this would be a wonderful natural dye

Pour the violet water into a saucepan and add 2 cups of honey. Simmer for about 30 minutes until slightly thick and syrupy (keep an eye on it in the beginning as it can foam up and boil over). Pour into jar and store in the fridge. You can waterbath can this for 10 minutes if you’d like to make larger batches. I ended up with about two and a half cups of syrup.

I’m looking forward to using this syrup throughout the year

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