I think I have a little food blogger on my hands. Aaron is always grabbing the camera, taking pictures of his food. I love it. When I put his breakfast on the table the other morning, he disappeared and came back with the camera. I like seeing things through his eyes. He took all the pics in this post.
While we were eating breakfast, he looked at me and said, 'Marmie, you getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me." I laughed and asked him why. He replied, 'Cause your here'. Sigh. I love it. I think it was the bacon talking, or perhaps the homemade syrup.
I want to start a regular feature here, called 'Why'd Ya Buy That?' You'll be learning how to make your own cleaning products, soap, cheese, yogurt, etc.
Today, I'll give you the recipe I use to make my own syrup. It's so cheap and easy, and I think it tastes better than store bought. First...let's compare ingredients and costs, shall we?
I have a secret to tell you first. I've always wanted to bite the tips of her fingers off and suck the syrup out. There, I've said it. That's been weighing heavy on my heart.
Ingredients for Mrs. Buttersworth:
High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, cellulose gum, molasses, potassium sorbate, sodium hexametphosphate, citric acid, caramel color, natural and artificial flavors.
Ingredients for mine: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Water, Vanilla Extract, Maple Extract.
Now, let's compare costs:
Mrs. Buttersworth: $3.79 for 24 oz (not on sale)
My syrup: $1.12 for 40 oz.
Here is the recipe......
2 cups of white sugar
2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
4 cups of water
1 t. vanilla extract (I only use the real stuff)
1 T. maple extract
Mix everything together, except the extracts and gently simmer for about an hour. Take off of heat (it will thicken some when cool) and add extracts.
I store mine in canning jars. You could save an old syrup bottle.
I sure hope you'll make this, and enjoy it. There are other recipes online that you can toy around with. Some include butter, others make smaller batches.
Til next time....