Sunday, July 22, 2012
1 c. fresh blackberries
4 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 c. FRESH lemon juice(5-6 lemons,skins peeled and saved)
Place 2 c. of water and 1 c. of sugar in a small saucepan.Heat over low heat until the sugar is dissolved...this is a simple syrup. Remove from heat and place the reserved lemon peels in the mixture.Set aside.The mixture will take on a bright yellow hue while cooling.Yes,I know what it looks like...no jokes!
***You may use raspberries or strawberries instead of blackberries in this recipe if desired.
***Always use the juice from fresh lemons.never the stuff in the little bottle or plastic lemon.