Thursday, March 17, 2011

Coconut Sryup and a Buttermilk Substitute

I got this recipe from my big sis, Jill, who is a GREAT cook and my go-to girl when I have a kitchen question.  She oringinally got this yummy syrup recipe from The Sister's Cafe.

7-8 T. butter (I always just do 7-it's plenty!)
¾ c. buttermilk (don't have buttermilk handy?  See below for directions on making your own...)
1 c. sugar
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp coconut extract

Place butter, buttermilk and sugar in a pot. Then turn stove on medium and stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil one minute. Remove from heat and add soda and flavoring. It will bubble up, so make sure your pot is big enough to handle A LOT of bubbling; just continue to stir and give it a few minutes for the 'fizz' to reduce before serving.

We serve this on pancakes (chocolate chip ones are divine with it-takes like your eating an Almond Joy for breakfast), waffles, crepes, french's yummy!  Oh, and if you think this picture is looking a little GREEN -no it's not the bad edit job-I just happened to make this syrup this morning for our St. Patrick's Day breakfast!

How To Make a Substitute for Buttermilk:

1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice

1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.
3. Let stand for five minute.