Magnolia Syrup

Magnolia Syrup
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I had a magnolia tree in my backyard for years before I learned that the petals of the beautiful magnolia flowers that bloom in early spring are edible. They have a delicate, lightly floral taste with a hint of ginger. When steeped in a mixture of sugar and water you end up with a delightful flavored simple syrup that tastes like you've bottled springtime. Use it to drizzle on pancakes or, my favorite, to jazz up seltzer or make memorable cocktails.
Homemade Magnolia Syrup Recipe - How to Use Edible Flowers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 heaping cup (35 grams) magnolia petals
  1. In a medium saucepan or pot, combine the 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and heat, stirring occassionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in the 1 heaping cup magnolia leaves. Lower the heat slightly so that the liquid is at a low simmer; simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly, then carefully pour the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and into a sterilized bottle or jar.
  4. Allow to cool completely, then store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.