I was so excited to find fresh blueberries majorly on sale last week at the store; I've been doing something a little different with them every day this week. This morning the blueberry dish de jour was blueberry syrup.
I found a recipe, but it was too complicated for early Saturday morning so I decided to modify. I put about a half a pint of blueberries in a small skillet with just enough water to cover them, and sprinkled about 3 heaping teaspoons of sugar over the stop. Then I brought them to a boil, stirring every so often to dissolve the sugar. I let them boil for, oh, 5 or 10 minutes--until the water surrounding the berries was nice and dark and thick.
At this point the recipe suggested pushing the berries through a sieve to get rid of the skins and seeds, but since blueberries aren't super seedy and the skins are actually pretty good, I figured, why bother? Instead I poured the blueberry mixture into a bowl, mashed it up well, added an equal portion of regular syrup from the fridge (that's the semi-homemade part), gave it all a stir, and was ready for breakfast.