1 pint strawberries, hulled
1 cup granulated sugar
Put strawberries into a glass or enamel saucepan and mash with a potato masher. Cook over low heat for about 5 minutes or until the berries are soft and tender. Line a sieve with a large square of cheesecloth folded in half. Put it over a large glass measuring cup. Scrape berries and juice into the sieve. Gather the cheesecloth into a ball and allow the mixture to drip through. You should have about 3/4 cup strawberry juice. Discard the cheesecloth.
Rinse the saucepan and return strawberry juice to the pan. Stir in sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for about 1 minute, until a clear syrup forms. Remove the pan from the heat.
Rinse the sieve and strain the syrup through again. Skim any foam off the top. Cool to room temperature and chill the syrup for at least 2 hours before using. Strawberry Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week to 10 days.