April 21, 2014
Maiwipferl is what the Austrian calls the bright green, young tips of conifers. They can be collected in early spring and are best before they reach a length of 1.5cm. Austrians are very fond of their conifers and all products you can make from them. Delicious honeys, syrups, and last but not least schnaps.
_ fetch a glass that you can close air tight [must bee see through]
_ sterilize by putting it in boiling water for a couple of minutes
_ start with a layer of fir tips
_ cover with sugar
_ continue one layer fir tips – one layer sugar – one layer fir tips – ….
_ finish with one layer sugar [make sure that everything is covered]
_ close glass firmly
_ put into a sunny spot
_ almost done – just wait 4weeks to 3months until fir tips turns brown and sugar is liquified
_ drain syrup
_ pour into sterile glasses
_ keeps for multiple years
[good for sore throat but also nice on desserts or cheese]