Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Where there is a will..There is a way

Well, this is for all my DZ sisters who miss their pancake syrup. For those of you who know me personally, you know that pancake syrup has been the one thing I've missed since I came to Algeria. With perseverance I have succeeded in finding a decent recipe. I have tried other online recipes but they all ended up tasting like sugar syrup. I would like to add that the butter flavoring is important in this recipe and that you follow it step by step. I'm sure you will be happy with your results and your family will keep asking for more.

If your wondering where you can find the butter flavoring. You can find it in most places where they sell stuff for desserts. Its called butter extract and buy the vanilla in the box not the packages. Good luck and enjoy !!!!

Lynda's Homemade Pancake Syrup
  • 2 cups warm tap water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanill flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
In a three-quart saucepan combine the water, sugar and molasses. Put the pan on the stove over medium heat. Stir every now and then until the syrup comes to a rolling boil. Watch the syrup carefully because it has a tendency to foam and will boil over if your pan is too small. If this starts to happen, remove the pan from the heat and turn the heat down. After the syrup boils, cover the pot and simmer it for ten minutes over a low flame. Do not stir it for this ten minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Take off the lid and let it cool on the counter for about 15 minutes. Stir in the vanilla flavoring and butter flavoring. Store the syrup in a clean quart canning jar or a clean ketchup bottle (32 oz). I use a funnel to pour the syrup into the jar because the hot syrup can get a little messy. Be careful not to burn yourself.


://: Heni ://: said...

LOL the infamous recipe for syrup! Ingredient list looks simple enough ... going to try it sis!

Ms M said...

Really - pancake syrup is hard to find there? I never looked. This sounds fun anyway. Maybe I'll try it when my maple runs out.