Tuesday, May 17, 2011

pancake syrup for pennies

well, after i came home from the grocery store, with my list, i still manage to forget a few things and pancake syrup was one. oh well. i still had the old bottle, so looking at the ingredients i just figured i could make it. i quickly found a recipe online, changed it up a smidge and i got the easiest and tastiest pancake syrup for practically pennies. now, i have only made one batch, but you would definitely need to double or triple to fill your typical ain't yo'mama bottle. this is thick, sweet and downright yummy.
here is what you do...

bring to a boil the following:

one cup of packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup light corn syrup

boil seven minutes. it should be nice and thick. now, let it cool a few minutes, add a teaspoon of real vanilla extract and a splash of butter extract. taste the elixir to see if need to add more. also, you could  add maple flavoring if you want. i didn't want. 

cool and enjoy. viola! you have just made your very own pancake syrup. i  poured mine into my empty bottle and popped into the cupboard. i am off thrifting today in hopes of finding a new, cool syrup dispenser of some sorts. yeehaw.



Barbara Bakes said...

My kids prefer homemade maple syrup to the real stuff. Of course, they grew up on it. I add some maple extract and vanilla to mine. I find it forms sugar crystals more when stored in plastic containers and rarely in glass bottles. You're right, it's so much better than bottled pancake syrup and it's so easy.

Pam said...

Homemade syrup is so much better than store bought... yum!

Kathy said...

We have lots of maples and found out it's easy to tap your trees and make your own syrup. Our local park puts on a demo each year and it can be done right in your backyard. Here is a link to our maple production http://movingontothepast.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-ending-maple-syrup-time.html