Sunday, February 7, 2010

Dear Mom and Dad-

Last Friday night 4 of your granddaughters, 1 grandson and 1 of your OTHER daughters sleptover. It was a delightful evening consisting of some delicious appetizers- such as Brontosaurus stew, Polar Bear Pancakes and Triceratops Soup. mmmmmm.
And thirst quenching beverages. We ended the evening with a Barbie movie and popcorn.

Saturday morning began with Elmo & Cookie Monster waffles. I had finished up a bottle of syrup 2 days before on my french toast and just assumed there was more in the storage room. But there was none to be found. Luckily I remembered a recipe I copied down this summer after having waffles at my friend Martha's house. So while I made the waffles, Kristi made the syrups and all feasted and enjoyed.
Apparently your granddaughters have requested that their mothers make the syrup for them so I promised I would share the recipe. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to try it in the Philippines. If not, I promise to make it for you upon your return.

It isn't healthy. But it is delicious.

Cinnamon Syrup (makes a BIG batch so you will likely want to half it)

1 cup corn syrup
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk

Heat everything except milk in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Then add milk.

*when you reheat syrup- don't bring to a boil.

I hadn't tried this next one before but Martha told me it was delightful so I copied it down as well. And boy, am I glad I did. So scrumptious.

Buttermilk Syrup

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon light corn syrup

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Melt butter and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add:

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

your waffle-eating-everyday-until-the-syrup-is-gone daughter

p.s. these syrups would be a FABULOUS way to celebrate the upcoming Pancake Day- February 16th.


Andrea said...

Yum. Thanks for sharing.
I had buttermilk syrup a few weeks ago and it was delish. So glad to have the recipes. I think it will be for our valentines breakfast too.
cute kids!

Sweet Cherie said...

I make buttermilk syrup sometimes and it is to die for. When you make it though, be sure your pan is way too big for the ingredients. It bubbles and expands amazingly when you add the baking soda. I learned from personal experience that it can make a real mess of your stovetop.