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Gooseberry Syrup Recipe

Gooseberry Syrup
Gooseberry Syrup is a School time Favourite i’m sure every Carribean and Guyanese child (and adult) can agree is simply Delicious.
  1. Water
  2. Gooseberries
  3. Sugar
  4. Cinnamon
  5. nutmeg
  6. ground clove
  1. Double strength simple syrup, which can be made by adding 3 cups of brown sugar and 2 1/2 cups water
  2. You will add these together with ground spice( cassia) or cinnamon stick, a little nutmeg, ground clove and simmer on low heat stirring a few times. When it comes to a boil it will go clear.
  3. Blanche your gooseberries by adding them to a pot of room temperature water and bringing them to a boil. Turning off the heat and draining them. This creates a wrinkled berry with a ruptured outer membrane. It makes it easier for the syrup to penetrate.Add your gooseberries to the surup and boil for 1 hour on low heat. Your gooseberries would go from green to red. Add more spices during the cooking time and simmer with the pot cover off.
  1. The key is to
  2. 1. Blanche your gooseberries in water first
  3. 2. Make the syrup
  4. 3. Cook for about an hour in the spiced syrup and cool. As the syrup cools it gets very thick

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