What would I do with 6 bottles of pomegranate juice I received from POM Wonderful?
For starters I love to just drink the stuff straight. It has a real tartness in the after taste which I like, Bryan didn't. We also drank it with ice, slice of lemon and topped up with sparkling water. Brys preferred it that way.
I tried it as a jelly, heating it and adding gelatin powder as I could not find any sheets locally. Very tart but I think it would work with something really sweet like a pavlova. Sadly it did not make for a pretty sparkling jelly as it had a rather cloudy appearance.
When I saw Kevin at Closet Cooking had a post on making syrup I thought perfect. It would be ideal for making salad dressings or it could be drizzled on sweet dishes. Unfortunatley I took the heat a little too far and ended up with slightly more than syrup and not quite toffee. Maybe some one can tell me what temperature I should take it to on a candy thermometer to stop it at the syrup stage.
Whilst it was fun to photograph it falling into a glass it is a little to thick to use as a syrup.Kevin's recipe for Pomegranate Syrup
As much as I love this juice it would not become a regular purchase for me as it is made in the US and shipped to Australia. Now if POM could produce a locally made version this good I'd buy it.