Strawberry Extract

So, I had my uncle coming for a visit the other day and I had baked 2 different kind of dozens of cookies for him since he is a chef and I wanted his opinion. But he brought my cousin and her children and he got a chance to taste only one cookie…
He brought me strawberries from his garden. Than means organic bio etc all things good. I don’t like fruits, I try really hard to incorporate fruits in my desserts but I don’t like them!My pediatrician used to tell my mother to at least let me drink fruit juices to get any kind of vitamins. Since then, I always drink juices, without pulp of course.
Last year I discovered I liked smoothies! I found a couple of recipes, (not creative enough) and made them for my husband and I! I discovered I like mango, strawberries, banana, pineapple and few others. Don’t like anything with pits. Whatever! If I don’t clean and prepare the food, my husband won’t eat any healthy thing! His mama taught he that!Can’t change a 32 year old man. So, since I don’t want anything to go to waste, I decided to make a very easy and simple strawberry extract/ syrup thingy!
The recipe says, in a pan to boil 1/2 a kilo of strawberries cut in 4 with 1 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar. After it starts to bubble, get a cheese cloth and drain the liquid and place it back on the pan.
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Let it reduce the liquid by boiling it slowly.
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As you can see, it get’s really little quantity! It smells divine! How much strawberry syrup does 2 people need? It’s for food people!
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It has the most dark red color I have ever seen and without any “outside” help!
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You have to leave it for a couple of hours to cool completely and them “supposedly” it lasts for 2 month on the fridge. It’s summer, get yogurt ice cream and pour it over!
Hope you enjoy it!

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