Simply Syrup

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Ok, so this post isn’t necessarily about waffles, since you can use both of these syrups on pancakes, French toast, or pound cake, but I thought I would pass them on because we love them!

Don’t you love my tablecloth?  Thank you, it is from Ikea, and has been in the package for the last 3 years.  I never had a table that it fit on, but now I do!

Ok, now on to more important things!  Syrup!!  A few weeks ago we had our great new friends Harry and Erika, Zak(Keegan’s best friend from school) and their daughter Kendal, over after ice skating lessons(oh yes, Keegan on ice skates.  Thank goodness he is not AS clumsy as his mother.) for waffles.  I had a taste for waffles, and brought out a whole bunch of recipes for different ones!

Then I thought about syrup……..yummmmm.  There is a recipe my mom made a few years ago for an Orange Syrup.  The recipe she had was for a baguette-style french toast.  The syrup is fabulous.  Then I remembered a buttermilk syrup recipe I had come across……more yummmmm.  Ok, so I made some syrup too!

On to syrup recipes!  Try one of these on your next pancake or waffle morning!

Orange Syrup

1/2 cup orange juice

1/3 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup sugar

4 teaspoons butter

1 teaspoon grated orange peel(optional)

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.  Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring.  When thickened slightly, remove from heat and keep warm until use.  Makes about 1 cup.

Buttermilk Syrup

* This is a great way to use leftover buttermilk!

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter(if you are watching calories, you can use 1/4 cup butter with no issue)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
In a large saucepan, bring buttermilk, sugars, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Use a large saucepan, since when you add the vanilla, it will bubble up a LOT.  Remove from heat and whisk  in soda and vanilla. It will bubble up a lot. Hopefully you used a large saucepan like I told you. As it cools, the bubbles will go away.  Let cool slightly, and keep warm until needed.  Makes about 2 cups.
Enjoy!
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