Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

A short and sweet post today!
After working out how to make Pumpkin Spice Syrup last week, I couldn't resist recreating my favourite seasonal coffee syrup - Gingerbread.
As with the last syrup I found that existing recipes require you to sieve after adding sugar so I made my own version again.


Homemade Gingerbread Syrup


How to make Gingerbread Syrup:

2 cups water
equivalent of about 1 heaped tablespoon of fresh ginger, peeled and scored
3 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
half a teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup caster sugar
half a cup of light brown soft sugar




  • Place the water, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.

  • Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain the mixture (or if you're not a perfectionist, just scoop the bits out with a spoon!)

  • Measure the remaining water - there should be about 1.5 cups. Add more water to make up if not.

  • Stir the sugars into the flavour infused water and stir until dissolved.

  • Return to the heat and reduce to a runny syrupy consistency, stirring occasionally.

  • Pour into sterilised bottle or jar.
Makes about 300ml.

17 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL! I also have a gingerbread syrup recipe and as a ginger lover I am always on the look out for variations and this looks FABULOUS! Love your presentation too....
    Lovely post.
    Karen

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  2. Thanks, Karen!
    Do you have your recipe online? I'd love to give it a try.

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  3. oh yum! will make once I have been shopping :-)

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  4. Oh, equally yummy, and I haven't even tried the pumpkin one yet :-)

    You don't happen to have a recipe for a cinnamon version, do you?

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  5. Oh wow! This sounds amazing - I will definitely be giving this one a go : )

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  6. you complete Goddess, thank you x
    I had a wonderful gingerbread cocktail in Florida last year that has gingerbread syrup in, which I have never been able to find.
    happy days
    x

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  7. I've never seen anything like this before. It is reminiscent of the 'ginger wine' which you put in whisky to make a whisky mac. I might just have to make some for Christmas.

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  8. I've never seen anything like this before. It is reminiscent of the 'ginger wine' which you put in whisky to make a whisky mac. I might just have to make some for Christmas.

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  9. Hi! Thanks for the tip on steeping the spices first, passing through a filter & then adding your sugar. GENIUS! I'd like to know where you purchased your bottles.
    Email me: jfir28@yahoo.com

    Thanks!! Jenn

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  10. Oh my word that looks amazing! My Mother in Law will love it. Can I use it as a guest post?

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    1. Apologies for the slow reply - I hope the anonymous poster below helped.

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  12. Hope you didn't think cloves of garlic! Here is what you need http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove

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  13. What does it mean to 'score' the ginger?

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    1. Hi Suzi

      It means to make incisions with your knife without cutting all the way through. I hope that helps :o)

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