Added some fronds, flowers & seed heads to a sterilised jar.
Crushed them lightly with the end of a rolling pin.
Added pieces of lemon rind.
Sprinkled sugar over the crushed fennel & mixed thoroughly.
Topped up with vodka and shook lightly.
|Mr TH has rushed off to get more vodka to top it up...|
I'll turn this jar regularly over the next few weeks, then strain & bottle.
If it's not sweet enough, I'll add sugar syrup to taste. (Dissolve 300g sugar in 100g water)
|The fronds are good chopped up in salads, salad dressings or mayonnaise.|
If you still have fennel seeds left over why not...
Dry some to use in cooking later on this year.
Here's what I did with my dried fennel seeds last year.
It is hard to resist just eating them though...