Simple honey syrup is a sweet liquid to drink. What makes it even better is the fact that it is simpler to make. So simple in fact that you need not many ingredients, sophisticated tools and possession of too technical operational know-how.
Our goal in the discussions that follow shall be to explain to you how to do so. The method we have selected requires no sugarcane at all. Moreover, it takes a short duration of time, as little as three minutes. Moreover, it requires only two active ingredients.
How To Make Honey Simple Syrup
Ingredients and Tools Required
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup of water
Step I: Mix Some Honey And Water In A Jar
Begin by mixing some honey and water in a jar. The ratio of mixing should be determined by how sweet and concentrated the final solution is desirable to you. If you want a solution that is too sweet and concentrated, you will have to use less water. The opposite should apply if all you want is a dilute solution. On the whole, though, a ratio of 1:1 is ideal as it means equal parts of water and honey at a time.
Step II: Mix The Solution Thoroughly
Now move ahead to mix the solution thoroughly. Use a spoon to stir the contents thoroughly until all the honey and the water have mixed completely. Next, place the solution in the microwave oven and heat it for around a minute or so.
After the one-minute duration has elapsed, seal the jar strongly using a lid and even shake it vigorously until all the mixture is completely combined. You have finally made the honey syrup.
Step III: Store Appropriately
If you are not ready or intending to use the syrup immediately, you have to store it appropriately. This is to ensure that its concentration and ingredient mix is maintained intact and in the best shape and form until it is now time to make use of it.
Wait for it to cool. After it has cooled completely, seal the container tightly and then place it in a refrigerator. Do not do so in the freezer compartment as this shall crystallize the honey. Place it preferably at the extreme bottom of the fridge where it is farthest away from the deep freezer.
Step IV: Use Well
If on the other hand, you intend to use it immediately, you are yet again advised to use it well. Brush the syrup onto some bakeries like bread, scones, and burns. If you have the teeth to, you might also take in some of the syrup directly without having to apply them on any food or bakery. If for medicinal purposes, apply it sparingly on the affected part of your skin or wound.
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Uses Of Honey Syrup
In this second section, we are going to explore some of the top uses and benefits of the honey syrup:
Honey syrup is a great spreader. Just like butter, cheese, and margarine, you can also spread this syrup on your bakeries like bread, scones, hot dogs, and so on. It is low in fats and also has digestible sugars. This makes it a great substitute for the otherwise harmful alternatives.
You can also take in the honey syrup on its own without mixing it or spreading it atop the other bakeries as listed above. Only do so moderately, as excess intake may often predispose you to the risks of diabetes and other sugar-related disorders.
Healing of Wounds
When sprinkled on some raw wound in moderate amounts, the honey syrup may also expedite the healing of the wounds. It mainly prevents the build-up of fluids in the affected area to leave behind a sterile environment which discourages the growth of bacteria.
Preservation of Foods
Honey never really goes bad. It only becomes crystallized when left to the atmospheric elements for a prolonged duration of time. Due to this, it may be used to preserve some foods. Examples of these foods are fruits like strawberry.
Some kinds of allergies e.g. seasonal allergies can easily be mitigated by the intake of the honey syrup. Seasonal allergies are generally localized and also emerge at set times of a typical year. You should hence insist only on that honey which is drawn from the locality for maximum efficiency.
When applied onto the skin, the honey syrup can achieve many feats. It can exfoliate the dead matter off the skin, at as a balm when spread on the lip, disinfect the skin and soften the skin altogether. You should hence make it a practice of using the honey for this purpose every now and then.
You do not want to be the only one enjoying the benefits of good honey syrup. To let others around you whom you care for enjoy the same benefits, you need to share this information with them. At the same time, you should also take the shortest time possible to make your honey syrup. Remember, the earlier the better!