40 big loquats
1 kg of sugar
1 stalk of scented geranium
Juice of 1/2 lemon
We peel the loquats and remove the pips.
Put them in the pot to boil them, add the sugar and leave them for 4-5 hours until all the liquids are drawn.
Then boil until the syrup is thick, about 35-40 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice and stir and then add the scented geranium.
The lemon is put in to keep the loquats from crystallizing.
We leave the scented geranium in the preserve for half an hour to get its aroma and then throw it away.
To see if the syrup is thick enough, put 2 tablespoons of syrup in a platter and let it cool down. If it drops in slow, small drops off the teaspoon our syrup is ready.