Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Yes Chef: What to do with that sweet goo!

On my last post, I showed you how to make a syrup using tea. Now, you’re probably wondering what you can use that syrup for. There are plenty of things you can use it for. It will also depend on the consistency of your syrup which can easily be adjusted by adding a little water, reheating and cooling down. I kept my syrup in the refrigerator which became solid, but not rock hard. It was soft and I was able to touch it and create indentations with my finger.

I wanted to use my Earl Grey syrup for French toast. So, I decided to nuke some of it in the microwave, add a little water, and whisk it like crazy. Once I got it to the consistency I wanted, I ran it through a sieve to remove any solid particles, and set it aside in order to begin making my French toast. Then, I just drizzled my syrup over the toast. They tasted yummy! Quite different from maple syrup. I could really detect the tea and the citrus notes of that famous Earl Grey flavour.

My sweet breakfast!

What else can you use your syrup for? Well, you could drizzle it over ice-cream, baklava, a parfait, or hot oatmeal cereal. You can add it to a smoothie, or even use it as the sweetener for your tea. I also poured some of mine over Greek yogurt with chopped almonds and enjoyed that for dessert. 

Remember to think of the consistency of your syrup. Re-heat the syrup in the microwave or on the stove-top, add a little water, whisk it and strain it through a sieve if you need to. It’s a bit of work, but the results are worth it. You could even make your syrup to a consistency just a little thicker than water or that of maple sap. Then, depending on what you plan to use it for, you can heat a portion of it and thicken it to your liking. Pretty sweet!


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