Today I realized that I havn’t written anything during the last two weeks. My schedule has been a bit busy and I havn’t really had the time. Yesterday I came home from Denmark and tomorrow I’m off to Finland. By now my collegues are used to that I always buy moomin cookie cutters on my way home from business trips in Finland :-)
I’m not lucky enough to have an apple tree in my garden. The garden is very rocky and I’m still searching for a good spot to plant a tree. This lovely apple syrup, made of store bought apples, is easy to make and tastes delicious. Blend it with water for a refreshing drink in a 1:4 ratio.
Apple and Rosemary syrup
(makes just shy of 1 litre)
700 ml water
1.5 kg red rather tart apples
200 gram sugar per 1 litre of liquid (see below for more info)
4 fresh Rosemary twigs
Wash the apples. Cut in slices with peel on. Don’t remove the cores. Let the apples simmer with water and rosemary twigs in a large sauce pan for 15 minutes or until the apples are soft. Strain the mixture through a very fine strainer, don’t press it through let it drop slowly for at least one hour.
Discard the apples and rosemary. Measure the strained liquid. For every 1 litre of liquid, add 200 gram of sugar. Bring to boil in sauce pan and let simmer for 15 minutes. Carefully skim froth with a spoon. Pour the warm syrup into clean and sterilized bottles. Keep the syrup in the fridge. It will hold for around a month.