Now that our baby has been eating solids for a couple of months, we’re able to more confidently give her a hunk of bagel, a big broccoli floret, or a section of pancake to munch on all on by herself. So when my guy suggested whipping up a couple of pint-sized pancakes especially for her at breakfast time, it immediately took me back to my own childhood. As a kid, I thought silver dollar pancakes - little 2-inch pancakes named such because their diminutive size resembles that of a silver dollar – were the most awesomely freakin’ cool breakfast pretty much ever.Read More
It’s rich, sweet, buttery, and has the teeniest hint of tanginess… and served warm over a couple scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream? I need some plain celery and four hours on the elliptical machine, stat.
But you – I’m sure you have more self control than I do. So go ahead, make this for your friends, your family, yourself. And enjoy.
I’ll just be here on the elliptical gnawing on a stalk of celery.
(My guy awards this recipe TWO Grunts Up. “It was tasty, and I wanted more!”)
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Mix together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, baking soda and salt in a medium to large saucepan (a larger saucepan is important, as the mixture will foam up).
- Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to simmer.
- As soon as the mixture starts simmering, set the timer for 7 minutes.
- Continue cooking (it’ll start boiling soon), stirring frequently. The mixture will gradually become a light amber color as the sugar caramelizes.
- When the timer goes off, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Let cool slightly, then serve over ice cream (or if you really want to go the breakfast route: Pancakes, waffles, french toast, fruit, you name it.)
- The sauce thickens as it cools, but it should still be pourable. If it gets too thick, just set the container in some warm water or microwave for a few seconds to thin it.
Slightly adapted from Allrecipes.com.
Originally published on The Hazel Bloom April 8, 2010. Updated and posted on Kitchen Treaty November 6, 2012. More about thisRead More