Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Really Easy Nutmeg Syrup

This recipe details how to make homemade pancake syrup or what is sometimes called Table Syrup in Canada. The recipe goes with Banana Pancakes posted separately. It is not hard to do and cheaper than buying it. Leftover syrup should be stored in the fridge and you can use it on fruit, ice cream or even cake.  This seems like a lot of nutmeg but it gives a true Island flavour.  The original recipe is from a blogger called 5 Star Foodie and she posted this recipe with the banana pancakes after her visit to a small hotel on the Caribbean Island of Mustique.  They have one hotel that can accomodate only 6 people!  The Rolling Stones and many other stars vacation here in seclusion.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional but really good)

1. Add water, sugar and nutmeg to a small pot and stir well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. You can use a bit of vanilla instead of nutmeg.
2. Cook on medium heat, for a few minutes more, or until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup starts to thicken. Don't cook too long or you get fudge! But if you do get fudge you can add a few tablespoons of cold water and stir it around and cook awhile longer. When the syrup is done it should be light brown and coat the spoon.

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