Get the summer in your glass now: Make rhubarb syrup yourself
Created: 05/19/2022Updated: 05/19/2022 14:02
By: Anne Tessin
Rhubarb season is here: time to make a delicious classic yourself: syrup.
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As soon as the rhubarb season starts, the question arises as to what to prepare with the delicious vegetable.
How to make syrup from the sour sticks.
The rhubarb harvest is in full swing, expected to last until June 21st.
You can already enjoy the early summer vegetable (yes, rhubarb is not a fruit) in all forms and rhubarb recipes.
For example as a crumble cake*, or deliciously covered with meringue.
However, one variation that has become increasingly popular in recent years is
rhubarb juice or syrup
sweet and sour juice
, you can make wonderfully refreshing spritzers, but you can also easily refine sparkling wine or punch.
Once you learn how easy it is to make your own rhubarb syrup, you won't want to buy it again.
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Make rhubarb syrup yourself: You need these ingredients
2 kg of rhubarb
2 liters of water
450 grams of sugar
juice of 1 lemon
How to make your own rhubarb syrup
Wash the rhubarb stalks thoroughly under clear water.
Remove the leaves from the top of the poles.
Remove the cut end if it dries up.
Now place a kitchen knife where the leaves used to be, make a small cut and pull the fibers downwards.
How to remove the woody fibers.
You can also work on thick, older sticks with a vegetable peeler.
Now cut the peeled sticks into pieces.
Now put the water in a large saucepan, stir in the sugar and let the whole thing come to a boil.
Then add the rhubarb and let it
simmer in the sugar water for about 30 minutes
Then pour the rhubarb broth through a sieve into a saucepan to remove the pieces.
Squeeze the cooked rhubarb thoroughly to squeeze out any juice.
Cook the brew in an open pot for another 30 to 40 minutes until it is reduced to about three quarters of the original amount.
Squeeze the lemon, remove any seeds and add the juice to the stock after about 20 minutes of boiling time.
Pour the brew while it is still hot into
boiled, clean bottles or screw-top jars
that you can seal tightly and leave to cool.
rhubarb syrup will keep for about a year
if you store it in a cool, dark place.
experts advise -throw this superfood from your diet.
How to make rhubarb juice
To make a lighter rhubarb juice, you can use the same process as you did with the syrup.
Only the amounts are slightly different and you don't have to let the juice reduce.
1 kg rhubarb
250 grams of sugar
1.5 liters of water
juice of a lemon
Enjoy your meal!
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