When I was 14, I thought nothing could be as lame as exchanging recipes. Pizza out of the freezer and into the oven – what should I use recipes for?
Today I’m happy that I’m not limited to junk food, and here’s a recipe I’d like to share with you. Even though I think that some of you may never have heard of sweet woodruff as a syrup. Sweet woodruff is quite common here in Germany, it’s the flavor which is used for green Jell-O, for example. I have the herb growing in my garden, it’s actually a pretty spring flower.
Sorry my recipe is still without images, but I'll upload them when I make the syrup again.
At first, collect sweet woodruff and put it in your pot until its bottom is covered. It doesn’t matter whether the woodruff is already in bloom or not. Let the herb dry for 3 days.
Cut your lemon in slices and put them on the woodruff. Add the sugar and the citric acid and pour boiling water on top, stir and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
Let it cool down and wait for another 3 days.
Bring the mixture to a boil again, then remove the herbs and the lemons and fill the syrup into an empty glass bottle (from mineral water, for example).
When the syrup has cooled down, you can use it for delicious drinks. Pour half an inch of syrup into a glass, add a little lemon juice and fill the glass with mineral water. Delicious!