*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                              STRAWBERRY SYRUP
 Recipe By     : Homemade in the Kitchen
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      pint          strawberries -- hulled
    1      cup           sugar
 Put the strawberries into a medium nonreactive saucepan and smash them with
 a potato masher. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, until the berries
 are soft and fork-tender. Line a fine sieve with a 2-foot square of
 cheesecloth folded in half, and position it over a 2-cup glass measuring
 cup. Scrape the berries and juice into the sieve, gather the cheesecloth
 into a ball, and allow the mixture to drip through. This should yield about
 3/4 cup strawberry juice. Discard the cheesecloth. Rinse the saucepan and
 return the strawberry juice to the pan. Stir in the sugar. Bring to a boil
 over medium heat and boil for about 1 minute, until a clear syrup forms.
 Remove the pan from the heat. Rinse the sieve, and strain the syrup through
 again. Skim any foam off the top. Cool to room temperature and chill the
 syrup for at least 2 hours before using. The Strawberry Syrup has a
 refrigerator shelf life of 1 week to 10 days.
 YIELD: 1 cup
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