Just in Thyme: A Simple Syrup

I don’t usually post syrup style recipes on here but, due to a request for the thyme syrup used in my previous post, I thought I’d make an exception.

This is one of the more fragrant syrups out there and you need to be careful how much thyme you use. the best thing to do is to start with 2 sprigs and add more if you want more flavour…

thyme syrup

Fresh Thyme Simple Syrup

500g Sugar

500ml Water

2-5 sprigs Fresh Thyme

Method:

  • Stir water and sugar together in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let simmer for 2 minutes – DO NOT boil.
  • Gently rub the thyme with your hands as you drop it into the syrup.
  • Once the thyme is added, remove pan from the heat.
  • Let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain into a sterilised jar with a fine strain.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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2 thoughts on “Just in Thyme: A Simple Syrup”

  1. Thank you so much for providing this recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it. I’m guessing I could also make lavender syrup using the same method, but obviously using lavender instead of thyme…should be lots of fun experimenting. Cheers!

    1. You’re very welcome. Yes the recipe should work the same. Although every recipe for lavender syrup calls for dried leaves? And is measured in tsp. If you go fresh you’ll have to let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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