Step 1: Sort the Plums and Gather Ingredients
plums (of course!)
Wash and quarter the plums, removing their pit and any rotten parts. Toss them in a saucepan.
Step 2: Simmer the Syrup
At this point we tasted the syrup and decided it needed a tablespoon or so of balsamic vinegar to kick the acidity up a bit and and a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract. Mmm. Now it's just right.
Step 3: Strain
Step 4: Serve, Enjoy!
Plum Italian Soda - pour some syrup in a glass, fill with carbonated water. This is what we did!
Alternate: Plum Italian Cream Soda - same as above, just add cream, too. Don't stir! This is against international Italian law.
Plum Pancakes - all of a sudden, pancakes are just a vehicle for filling your mouth with the taste of fresh plum.
Plum Syrup Candy - if we weren't in California, and it was snowing, I'm sure my tongue would leap at the flavor of this
Plum you-name-it - what would you do with Plum Syrup?