One restaurant where we have lemon creme cake uses raspberry syrup on the plate, and it looks so pretty, but it also tastes wonderful along with the intense lemon, so I decided to make my own using fresh raspberries and Chambord (raspberry liqueur).
Place this in a condiment squirt bottle like restaurants use for mustard and ketchup, and it will be easy to plate your desserts like a five-star restaurant.
1Rinse raspberries. Either puree raspberries in blender or mash them in a saucepan while heating. Once you see the juice has been released, strain seeds from the juice.
2Place the juice in a saucepan (or if you are returning it to the saucepan in which you mashed the berries, be sure to rinse all seeds from pan.) Add 1/2 cup of sugar and boil until it becomes slightly syrupy (lightly coating the spoon). It only takes a minutes or two. If it becomes a thick syrup, it will become jelly upon cooling.
3Remove from heat. Once the syrup is cool enough to touch, add the chambord, pour the syrup in a condiment squirt bottle, and place in the refrigerator. It will become thicker once chilled.
4This picture shows how the still hot syrup will run on a plate, but this is the same syrup that once chilled, made the squiggles on the plate with the lemon cake, so really be cautious that it doesn't get too thick because cooled jelly will not come out of the squirt bottle. Makes about 1/3 cup of syrup.