Gooseberry Syrup is a School time Favourite i’m sure every Carribean and Guyanese child (and adult) can agree is simply Delicious.
- ground clove
- Double strength simple syrup, which can be made by adding 3 cups of brown sugar and 2 1/2 cups water
- 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.
- 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.
- The key is to
- 1. Blanche your gooseberries in water first
- 2. Make the syrup
- 3. Cook for about an hour in the spiced syrup and cool. As the syrup cools it gets very thick