MAIWIPFERL SAFT [FIR or SPRUCE TIP SYRUP]

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.

 

MAIWIPFERL SAFT 

  • in gram as much sugar as fir tips

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_ 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]

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