by Christina Lopez
Honey simple 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 to make a honey simple syrup.
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.
Ingredients and Tools Required
1 cup honey
1 cup of water
Begin by mixing some honey and water in a jar. The mixing ratio should be determined by how sweet and concentrated the final solution is desirable to you. If you want a too sweet and concentrated solution, 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.
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.
If you are not ready or intending to use the syrup immediately, you must store it appropriately. This ensures 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.
Could you 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.
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, too, you might also take in some of the syrup directly without having to apply them to any food or bakery. If for medicinal purposes, apply it sparingly on the affected part of your skin or wound.
You can also read how to make honey sticks.
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.
When sprinkled on some raw wounds in moderate amounts, the honey syrup may also expedite the wounds' healing. It mainly prevents the build-up of fluids in the affected area from leaving behind a sterile environment, discouraging bacteria's growth.
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 strawberries.
Some kinds of allergies, e.g., seasonal allergies, can easily be mitigated by the honey syrup intake. 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 to the skin, the honey syrup can achieve many feats. It can exfoliate the dead matter off the skin as a balm when spread on the lip, disinfect the skin, and soften it all together. You should hence make it a practice of using honey for this purpose now and then.
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You do not want to be the only one enjoying the benefits of good honey syrup. To let others around 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!
About Christina Lopez
Christina Lopez grew up in the beautiful city of Mountain View, California, where she spent eighteen ascetic years as a vegetarian before stumbling upon the exquisite delicacy of a strange chicken thigh. She’s been a city finalist competitive pingpong player, an ocean diver, an ex-pat in England and Japan, and a computer science doctoral student. Christina writes really late at night as spending most of her daytime enchanting her magical herb garden.