Strawberry Syrup by Elaine

Just when you are fed up of making jam and freezing the glut of your scrumptious home grown strawberries – try this! It’s full of flavour and versatile too. Keep it is the fridge for up to 3 months – though I have kept it for longer!  


  • 1 lb ripe strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 7 fl oz (200mls) water
  • 1 vanilla pod split with seeds scraped out and reserved (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of citric acid
  • 7 – 9oz castor sugar