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Strawberry and Thyme Reduction

Remember a picture of a plate of breakfast I posted on New Year? The one with Strawberry and Thyme Reduction on a piece of whole grain bread with egg and some fruits. That picture was such a hit on Instagram and Twitter that  a few people actually messaged me asking the recipe of that luscious Strawberry and Thyme Reduction. My reply was so simple, “Simmer strawberry, a few sprigs of thyme and sugar in a pan until they’re mixed and turned into the glossy red stickiness. Yes, it is really that simple. I don’t think it takes more than 15 minutes to reach that consistency. And then, oh God, that sweet fresh warm goodness is ready to eat in no time.

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Even though the recipe is so simple, and there is really nothing to it, I decided to post it in this blog anyway so when someone asks, I can just send the link from now on.

So here goes the recipe:

Strawberry and Thyme Reduction

Ingredients: (make ¾ cup)

250 gm fresh strawberries- roughly cut each strawberry into 4 pieces

3 tbsp sugar

3 sprigs of thyme


In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients and stir on a medium-low heat. The sugar would melt and strawberries would leave the juice so you don’t need to add any water. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes thick and sticky. Serve warm on bread or toast.

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I love a hint of thyme in strawberry reduction. It just adds a little kick to it. We always make it in small batch and eat fresh because it’s not that difficult to make. But if you’re making it in a large batch and want to can it, follow the canning guideline, or this should be able to stay in the fridge for a week or so.


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