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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Sluttishly Sticky: Atkins & Potts Syrups

We're not shy about making our own syrups when we need to. Whenever you need a syrup for cakes, cocktails or just for drizzling on desserts just give us a call, but what if you don't have the time? Atkins & Potts make some brilliant syrups that you can whip out at a moment's notice. I love this rose syrup for adding to cakes (try a cardamon spiced cake with some of this over it, it's amazing!) and as a base for a delicately flavoured ice cream. If you think Ras el Hanout with rose petals in the spice mix, then you can see how this syrup would work rather wonderfully in Moroccan dishes, too. I'm not really sure how many rose petals you'd need to make your own syrup but I'm pretty sure that £3.50 for 200g is a bit of a bargain.

This chilli balsamic syrup and glaze is a great combination of sweet balsamic vinegar with the warmth of chilli heat and is perfect for adding chef-y flourishes to plates, if you feel so inclined. It works well with salads and is even kind of amazing drizzled over strawberries.

Quinces will be in season quite soon, but the season is pretty short and they're not always the easiest fruit to get hold of. This quince syrup gives you all the flavour of quince without having to chop the blighters (seriously, for such a small fruit, it pus up a real fight). It's an ideal pairing with cheese, so stick some on your cheeseboard. This floral fruit syrup would be fantastic dribbled over ice cream, or pancakes, or waffles...

All of the syrups are £3.50 and you can buy them online, or in farm shops and delicatessens around the country. 


  1. oooh yummy. I made lavender syrup recently which was soooo simple and is beautiful in ice cream, pies, cakes and cocktails. Rose syrup looks far too complicated to make and would require far more roses than I have in my garden so will definitely be buying the syrup instead - thanks for the tip

  2. Oooh, I was going to have some fun with quince for a Just Desserts cheesecake recipe - I could just buy the syrup.

    1. I don't want to spoil your fun! But the syrup does seem like the easy option...


  3. Caleigh, worth knowing that Atkins & Potts are now entirely gluten-free - not just these syrups which obviously should be but all their sauces, gravies etc.

    1. Thanks, I knew they did gluten free sauces, but didn't realise that the rest of their range was GF, too!


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