This recipe is meant to be a sauce for meat.  Taken from


  • 3 tbsps sugar
  • 6 tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup hyssop (anise, leaves, coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tsps corn starch
  • 2 tbsps water


Combine sugar, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Add anise hyssop leaves and flowers and return mixture to a boil.

Turn off the heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Pour through a sieve, pressing leaves to extract all liquid.

Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Whisk into strained liquid. Bring mixture to a boil while whisking to thicken the sauce.