Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Strawberry Orange Syrup with Wild Orange Essential Oil

I love this syrup and so do my kids! It's spring break, strawberries are on sale and I wanted to make it for them this morning. The only problem was I didn't have oranges, just orange juice. Wild Orange Essential oil is taken from the peal of the orange, so it tastes like orange zest, which this recipe originally calls for. I thought the essential oil would be a great replacement and it was! This was a huge hit!! In fact my youngest had 9 pancakes and he usually only has 3!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Strawberry Orange Syrup with Wild Orange Essential Oil

3/4 cup strawberry puree
1 drop wild orange essential oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup evaporated cane juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup orange juice

Add 3/4 cup of the orange juice, strawberry puree, vanilla and evaporated cane juice to a pan. Heat on medium high on stove until syrup mixture starts to boil. Meanwhile, add the cornstarch to the remaining 1/4 cup of orange juice. When the syrup mixture starts to boil add the cornstarch mixture to it and stir for 2 minutes or until desired thickness. Then remove from heat. After the syrup has slightly cooled, add the drop of wild orange essential oil and still well. Serve over whole wheat or gluten free pancakes and Enjoy!

Yield: 1 pint