For many people, dandelions are weeds. You can make delicious delicacies from this plant. Here are 2 recipes you should try.
Dandelion: weed or garden fruit?
When it comes to dandelions, opinions are often divided as to whether it can even be called a weed or whether its use for the production of syrup or jelly can be described as a garden fruit. Especially since this bright yellow honey substitute positively stimulates the human metabolism and, above all, can help relieve severe colds.
Dandelion - 2 recipes presented
Recipe 1 - dandelion syrupOnly the flower heads of the dandelion syrup are required for the production. These must be harvested when the sun is shining and therefore well dried. Then carefully separate the flower heads from the flower holder.
Let 100 grams of fresh dandelion flowers boil in approx. 0.75 liters of water for a few minutes. Sieve the petals out of the liquid, add 1 kg of brown sugar and season with lemon juice. Then let the liquid continue to simmer until there is a syrup consistency - this takes about 45 to 60 minutes. As soon as threads are drawn in the dandelion syrup, you can fill it in sterilized glasses. After cooling, it is ready to eat.
By the way: Dandelion syrup can be stored in the dark, cool basement for up to a year.
Recipe 2 - dandelion jellyBoil 300 grams of fresh dandelion flowers in a saucepan with about 1.5 liters of water for a few minutes and then let them soak overnight. The next morning you should sieve the flowers out of the liquid.
You can then make a sweet-tasting jelly from the liquid. For this you need a pack of jam sugar 2: 1 (approx. 1 kilogram). You can even taste the sweet dandelion jelly with a little lemon juice. Then you have to fill the finished jelly in sterilized jam jars and let them cool well when they have fallen.