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Sweet Woodruff Syrup

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Waldmeistersirup - a fresh drink for summer
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.

Posted by Anke A. from Germany • Published June 16, 2010 • See Anke A.'s 15 projects »
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  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    Let it cool down and wait for another 3 days.

  • Step 4

    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).

  • Step 5

    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!

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Phillip O.
Phillip O.

If I had dried Woodruff straight away, what would you say the volume I would need of that? Say 10grams?

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Just as I am
Just as I am · , South, United Kingdom · 1 project

ta for the info. I just have to find it in the shops now.

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Anke A.
Anke A. · Wernau, Stuttgart, Germany · 15 projects

Thanks for commenting, here's the sugar/water info for you:
At least 700 grams sugar (not more than 1 kilo) per 1 litre of water.
I didn't actually put the woodruff on the scales, so the 30 grams are just estimated. I collected about 12 complete woodruff stems, maybe that helps a bit.

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Just as I am
Just as I am · , South, United Kingdom · 1 project

Ich habe auf deiner Website geguckt und das Rezept gefunde, vielen Danke noch mal, werde mal gucken ob ich Glueck habe und Waldmeister finde.xxx

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Just as I am
Just as I am · , South, United Kingdom · 1 project

Hi Anke
Thank you for this receipe,I love Woodruff Syrup and I haven't found it in any shop in the uk. I also grew up in Germany so I do miss it and " Waldmeister Wackelpudding". Could you please specify a little bit more how much sugar is needed and water? So I am not going to mess it up when I find some Woodruff (hopefully in the shops?!)
Thanx again

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