Rhubarb & Honey Syrup

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This syrup can be used to make delightful summer drinks (including alcoholic varieties), poured over any number of desserts to add that something special or simply to pep up porridge, yogurt or your morning muesli.  It is a fantastic way to use up rhubarb when the patch down the back of the garden is producing more than you can keep up with and, being sweetened entirely with honey, it’s not as naughty as it tastes.

HUMPY CREEK RHUBARB & HONEY SYRUP

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rhubarb
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water

    Rhubarb

    I like young, bright red Rhubarb Victoria for this recipe as it’s tender and sweet – not too tart.

Method

  1. Stew the rhubarb in the water until it is very mushy (maybe 15 mins or so on a gentle simmer)
  2. Leave the stewed rhubarb to cool until it’s just luke warm
  3. Stir in the honey (if you want to keep all the natural goodness in the honey it’s best to not heat it over about 40 degrees celsius)
  4. Let the honey and rhubarb mixture sit for 15-20 mins to allow the flavours to mingle nicely
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer
  6. Collect the syrup after straining
  7. Don’t throw out the solids, chuck them in a jar and use them as a jam!
The rhubarb nicely stewed and left to cool before adding the honey.

The rhubarb nicely stewed and left to cool before adding the honey.

Pour in the honey once the stewed rhubarb is luke warm to preserve the goodies in the honey

Pour in the honey once the stewed rhubarb is luke warm to preserve the goodies in the honey

Strain the mixture through a relatively fine strainer

Strain the mixture through a relatively fine strainer

Collect the syrup - if you used nice red rhubarb it'll come out this gorgeous colour!

Collect the syrup – if you used nice red rhubarb it’ll come out this gorgeous colour!

The finished product, ready to be drizzled on ice cream or mixed into a glass of champagne!

The finished product, ready to be drizzled on ice cream or mixed into a glass of champagne!

Don't throw out the leftovers, you can use them like jam.

Don’t throw out the leftovers, you can use them like jam.

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Add a generous teaspoon of the syrup to a sparkling drink of your choice, perfect for a lazy summer afternoon!