|Written by Qbanlos|
Simple syrup is an easy to make solution used for drink recipes and cooking. It is simply sugar infused into water. As granulated sugar doesnâ€™t dissolve well into cold drinks, people use simple syrup in place of sugar as it doesnâ€™t leave a residue on the bottom of the glass as adding straight sugar would. The resulting solution can be used to sweeten up drinks, cocktails, coffee or in dessert recipes. While the normal syrup is simply syrup, these syrups can be infused with different flavors to make exotic syrups and thus exotic drinks or desserts. Black Pepper is great to try. Read below on how to infuse simple syrup with Black Pepper to make this uniquely flavored syrup.
3 oz. Black Pepper Â
Pot or Teapot
Heat Resistant Container
Step 1: Take 8 oz of water and 8 oz. of granulated sugar. If youâ€™d like more simple syrup, simply double the starting amounts of water and sugar. The equation, no matter what the ending result is equal parts of sugar and water.
Step 2: Bring the water to a boil by either placing in a teapot or cooking pot to boil the water. If you are doing this in a restaurant or bar, a great easy way to get the boiling water is to use the hot water spout from the coffee machine, and then have a heat resistant container ready. This saves a lot of time and clean up, should you have this wonderful resource.
Step 3: Next add the granulated sugar and Black Pepper, (3 oz. Black Pepper) Pour the sugar & Black Pepper into the cooking pot or if using the ready hot water from the coffee machine spout or teapot, pour into a heat resistant container all together. Stir the sugar, Black Pepper and water together until the sugar dissolves completely. Time is the key here. If you leave the Black Pepper in for a longer period of time the stronger the flavor will be. Think steeping tea.
Step 4: Let the syrup cool down. You can either remove the Black Pepper or leave it. By leaving the Black Pepper in, youâ€™ll have a stronger flavored syrup. Use a strainer to remove the Black Pepper. Now the fun part, what to use this withâ€¦ Cocktails anyone? Enjoy!