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A Recipe for Cinnamon Syrup to Make a Refreshing Drink or Drizzled over Pancakes

A Recipe for Cinnamon Syrup to Make a Refreshing Drink or Drizzled over Pancakes. With Shrove Tuesday coming up I was thinking of a different addition to the pancake table. Last year we had Salted Caramel Sauce and it was a tasty addition to the table. This year I have made a light cinnamon syrup.

Think cinnamon and sugar just in a delicious liquid form. Truth be told I was sent a recipe from Italy for a dessert when I read the syrup ingredients I knew the ratios were wrong but I have a habit of tweaking ingredients before trying the authentic recipe, so I made it as it was sent. Surprise surprise the ratio was wrong. So I boiled the syrup for 30 minutes and was left with a delicious light deeply cinnamon flavoured syrup.

Thinking what to do with the cinnamon syrup, I decided to use it as a cordial and oh my word it is so refreshing. Just a few tablespoons of syrup (or adjust the cordial to your taste) top the glass up with cold water, ice cubes if it is really hot and you have a honey-coloured glass of refreshing, delicious cinnamon tasting water.

I know sugar is still not cool, but if you are melting in the southern hemisphere this is a great way to keep your energy up.

Here is a reminder of the health benefits that cinnamon can have on your body:



Antifungal properties

Cinnamon also contains large amounts of antioxidants

Anti-inflammatory properties

It is high in manganese

Contains small amounts of calcium and fibre

Cinnamon extract has been used to alleviate gastrointestinal problems

Cinnamon Syrup
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A light syrup that can be used as a cordial or poured over pancakes.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: +-700ml
  • 1 litre of water
  • 350g golden caster sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  1. In a pot stir all the ingredients together.
  2. Over a medium heat, slowly dissolve the sugar.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved allow the syrup to boil for 20-30 minutes until the cinnamon has darkened the syrup and the solution has reduced by about a third.
  4. Cool and use as you wish as a cordial or over pancakes.
  5. There is no need to keep this in the fridge unless you want an extra cold drink if using the syrup as a cordial.
The recipe can easily be halved.
Baklava Pancake: Soak the pancakes in cinnamon syrup, sprinkle with ground almonds, roll or fold and add an extra sprinkling of cinnamon and nuts to serve.

I hope you enjoy the taste of this cinnamon syrup as a cordial or over a stack of pancakes.

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