Do you know how easy it is to make your own gourmet flavored pancake and waffle syrup? Seriously, its a lot easier than you think and it only takes a few ingredients to get started.
You can serve these syrups over pancakes, french toast or waffles. The first two recipes are ready to use immediately, the third recipe should sit for 2 to 3 days to allow the flavors to infuse.
Tip: When it comes to making these recipes, I like to use a nonstick silicone spatula to prevent sticking. If you don’t own one, then I recommend using a wooden spoon.
Homemade Maple Syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup
- 3/4 cup warm tap water
In a medium sized saucepan, combine the 3 above ingredients together over medium to high heat. Bring mixture to a full boil and reduce heat. You will need to stir this mixture often to prevent sticking. Simmer for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 cups fresh or thawed blueberries
In a large saucepan, combine together the granulated sugar with the cornstarch. Stir in the water, corn syrup and lemon juice. Gently fold in the blueberries. Cook mixture over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until it has thickened. Serve immediately.
Pecan Honey Syrup
- 2 cups maple syrup
- 1/2 cup plain honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chop
Tip: If you own a food processor, use it to finely chop your pecans.
In a medium sized bowl, combine together the maple syrup, honey and ground cinnamon. Gently fold in the finely chopped pecans. Pour mixture into an airtight container with a pouring seal. Store at room temperature in a cupboard for a few days to let the flavors infuse.
Shelly Hill has been working from home since 1989 in Direct Sales and is a Manager with Tupperware. You can visit Shelly online at http://www.inthekitchenwithshelly.com/