Forsythia Syrup Recipe
Forsythia is usually one of the first flowering bushes in spring. With beautiful yellow flowers before any leaves come. Those yellow flowers make a delicious floral syrup. The syrup can be used in tea, scones, over pancakes, or other sweets. It is very simple to make.
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Cups raw cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 Cups freshly picked forsythia flowers rinsed in COLD water.
First find a Forsythia bush. On how to identify and thie history click here.
Springtime before all the leaves come out is easiest, but even if the leaves are out you can pick the flowers. Choose a semi-windy day so that you aren’t fighting the bees. If you see lots of bees wear gloves. Pick about 2 cups worth of flowers. Bring them inside and rinse them with cold water in a strainer.
Heat water on stove on high heat. Add sugar and stir continuously until sugar is disolved. Continue stirring for one minute and remove from heat.
Add flowers and stir them into water sugar mixture. Cover the syrup and let steep overnight. Once steeped drain liquid into bottles filtering out flowers with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this delightful treat! Below are some links on other ways to use Forsythia flowers!
Forsythia Dandelion Jelly – Homestead Lady
Forsythia Soap – The Nerdy Farm Wife