Sunday, March 13, 2011

Emergency Syrup

A few years ago, I found myself at a loss for syrup.  I was with friends at a somewhat remote location with a large breakfast planned including waffles and even pancakes planned.......but with no syrup in sight.  At the time, we didn't have a whole lot of choice so we improvised with what we had and came up with a simple syrup flavoured with what we had on hand......namely vanilla and cinnamon.  Last weekend, after looking through an old Purity cookbook from my mother inlaw, I was reminded of this experiment when I read a recipe for mock maple syrup.  I thought I'd give it a never know when you might need to make a batch.  You just might find it handy some day too!  I've adjusted the recipe to used yellow or golden sugar and to not brown the sugar too much since I found the recipe as written a bit too strongly flavoured for my liking.
Table Syrup
1 cup golden sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or maple extract
1 cinnamon stick

Boil golden sugar, cinnamon stick and water for 10 minutes.  Melt white sugar over direct heat, stirring constantly until it is melted and just beginning to turn golden. Add sugar and water mixture carefully to the melted sugar and stir until all is dissolved.  Remove from heat, and add butter and flavouring.  If syrup is too thick, thin with boiling water to desired thickness.


Anonymous said...

I remember that :)


LittleRed said...

Me too:)