Minted Berries

A fresh mint syrup combines with summer berries to delicious effect in Janet Brinkworth's simple recipe
By Janet Brinkworth
Minted Berries
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus at least 6 hrs chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Minted Berries

  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 500 ml water
  • juice of 1 lemons
  • 20 g mint leaves, shredded
  • 1 kg mixed summer berries, (strawberries, redcurrants, blackberries, blueberries)
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

1. Put the caster sugar in a pan with the water. Stirring continually, heat through until the sugar has dissolved and bring to the boil.

2. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the lemon juice.

3. Place the mint leaves in a bowl and pour over the warm sugar syrup. Stir and set aside to cool.

4. Place the berries in a large bowl. Strain the mint syrup over the berries and stir gently.

5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

6. Dust the berries with icing sugar and serve.

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