Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cinnamon Syrup

Some of you may not know, but I consider myself a syrup snob. Pure maple is the only way to go. I usually don't even like to think of what that other sticky stuff is made of. I think I posted this on my personal blog, but I once took my own heated syrup in an insulated mug to a church pancake breakfast. Only problem . . . pure maple syrup is incredibly expensive. I recently found out why--you have to boil down 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup. That just isn't a ratio that lends itself to good prices. 

Here is a syrup recipe a good friend here in Iowa gave me. I think it is actually the first thing I have ever made with corn syrup. It definitely isn't the liquid gold that is maple syrup, but it is still pretty good and definitely cheap. My kids gobbled it up too. I doubled the recipe so as not to waste most of the can of evaporated milk.

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/4 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon

Boil for 2 min. Let stand 5 min, then add:

1/2 c. evaporated milk

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pam's Granola

So we are now on our second batch of Pam's granola. Love it!! I like to put craisins in it when I eat it. I just saw Max head to his study room with a bowl of it--with added chocolate chips.

Thanks Pam!