● 1 kg ripe strawberries
● 1 kg sugar
● 1/2 cup cognac
● juice of 1/2 lemon
Remove the stems from the strawberries and wash in cold water.
Put the strawberries in a large pot with the sugar, alternating one layer of strawberries with one layer of sugar and pour in the cognac.
Cover the pot and refrigerate overnight for the strawberries to release their juices.
In the morning, put the pot on high heat, bring to a boil, removing any foam using a spoon and once it has come to a boil, then remove from the heat.
Allow it to cool, strain the strawberries from the syrup and boil the syrup in the pot until it has reached the desired consistency.
Once the syrup has thickened, put the strawberries back in the pot with the lemon juice, boil for another 5 minutes and our spoon sweet is ready.
To see if the syrup has the desired consistency, put some syrup on a saucer and allow to cool.
Once it has cooled tilt the plate slightly and if it is not runny, the syrup is ready.