Home Made Peaches and Thyme Syrup

Tobie Puttock

Ingredients:

Makes a small jar of syrup

  • 500g fresh or frozen peaches
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 100ml fresh water
  • 80g coconut or raw sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt

Method:

  1. Place all of the syrup ingredients into a saucepan over a medium heat and cook stirring from time to time.
  2. Once the sugar dissolves, place a lid slightly askew and allow the peaches to cook for 20-30 minutes until the peaches are soft and the liquid is syrupy.
  3. Remove the thyme sprigs from the pot and pour the remaining ingredients, strain the puree through a sieve into a sterilised jar. Keep in the fridge for unto 2 weeks.
  4. To assemble, spoon some of the syrup into a serving glass and top with sparkling water.

I first bought a soda stream some time ago to reduce the amount of plastic bottle we needed to recycle. I quickly started making my own syrups at home, often with ingredients I had an abundance of and by doing this I can give a whole new life to these ingredients.

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