The infusion of sweet botanicals is extremely simple. Dried herbs and fragrant flowers will willingly release their active ingredients and soothing aromas when allowed to marry with things like maple syrup, honey, oils or alcohol. Read on...
This recipe makes a few small bottles of molasses. It also makes enough squash puree to make two to four “pumpkin” pies. Squash to use: any sweet-meat winter squash such as hubbard, delicata, acorn, butternut, or banana.
Burnt sugar syrup is a great way to create "instant aged" liquors, flavor homemade bitters, or simply add depth and complexity to cocktails. (Plus: a chance to win the new, awesomely geeky cocktail science book Craft Cocktails at Home!)
This traditional Middle Eastern condiment is difficult to find in stores; thank goodness it's easy to make at home. The flavor is explosively sweet/tart, and goes on everything from meats and fish, to salads and veggies.