HAWAIJ SIMPLE SYRUP

Hawaij is a Yemeni spice blend, that has both a savory and sweet variation. For this simple syrup, I elected to use the "sweet" blend. I added dates to the syrup for additional richness and depth.

Ingredients:

-150 g warm water

-120 g sugar

-100 g fresh dates

-1 tablespoon fresh ground cardamom

-1 tablespoon dried ginger

-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

-1/4 tsp nutmeg

-1/4 tsp cloves


-Set a sous vide to 140 degrees F.

-Whisk the sugar and warm water together until the sugar dissolves.

-Cut up 100 g of fresh dates into smaller pieces.

-Add the simple syrup, dates, and spices to a ziploc bag and cook sous vide for two hours.

-Strain out the spices and dates first through a fine mesh strainer and then through a paper coffee filter to catch the finer particulates.

-Reserve in the refirgerator.


Drinks:

-Spring's Smokescreen


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