But we did it without buttermilk. In case that bottles your mind, here's the easy-peazy-lemon-squeezy substitution for buttermilk.
For breakfast, since Handsome is just home from a 2-day shift, I was making Perfect Pancakes.
And since we're currently without the Mrs. Butterworths, I decided I could make homemade syrup, too.
And since this is my space here, and I get to do whatever I want, I'm going to do a step-by-step cooking post.
If you want to leave now, I understand. This isn't for everyone, and there's gonna be a lot of pictures. But here's the teaser, just in case you can be swayed:
|OHMYGOODNESS IWANTTOEATTHISALLRIGHTNOW! (AGAIN)|
Alrighty, so here we go.
Combine together in a small bowl and set aside
|This mixture will hereafter be dubbed "Milk Grossness".|
You'll see why.
1 C Flour 1 T Sugar 1 T Br. Sugar 1 t B. Pwd 1/2 t B. Soda 1/2 t Salt 1/2 t Cinnamon
Combine in a large bowl &
This is me whisking.
|Did you know that in most recipes, whisking dry ingredients can substitute for sifting?|
|Do you see the time, dear reader? Don't be like me. Don't put your butter in the Microwave for 1 whole minute.|
Choose something more sensible, like 20 seconds at a time.
This is what happens when you microwave butter for 1 minute without checking it.
|Don't do this.|
Crack Egg into the dry ingredients.
Add the Milk Grossness
Pour in the melted butter & vanilla
Stir it all until combined. I recommend using a whisk.
Step 5: Drop by 1/3 Cupfulls (its just the measuring cup I used) onto a sprayed & heated skillet.
|In case you can tell, I don't have a skillet (butIwishIdid!) and so I used a non-stick frying pan.|
Step 6: Flip when bubbles come through and don't fill back in (or until the edges look dry, or until right before the smoke alarm goes off. I can't really explain it. You'll get a feel for it if you don't have one already).
|Milk, Sugar, White Vinegar, B. Soda, Vanilla Extract, Butter, and Light Corn Syrup.|
Why is my Corn Syrup in a container like that, you ask? Cause I dropped the big jar Christmas morning and broke it.
Same song and dance as before, add them together and let them sit to become Milk Grossness
Step 2: Milk Grossness, 1 Stick Butter, 1 C Sugar, 1 T Corn Syrup
Combine in a large saucepan, and set on medium heat
Step 3: Wait for it...
Cook, stirring, until it boils, and then continue boiling for 3 minutes
Step 4: 1 t Vanilla, 1 t B. Soda
While still on the stove, add in vanilla & baking soda. Mixture will bubble violently.
|Take note of how far up on the whisk this goes, it is doubled from before the soda|
Step 5: Stir around for 30 seconds, then remove from heat, and stir every minute (ish) for about... 7 minutes (I'm just telling you what I experienced).
When syrup is ready, it should look more like this:
Pancakes & Syrup
Finally, you've earned it. Plate the pancakes, slather with butter, pour on the syrup, and let the Buttermilk Extravaganza begin!
|Enjoy! I know I did!|
And that, dear people who have stuck out what may be my longest post yet, is how you have a Buttermilk Extravaganza, sans Buttermilk. I'm hungry for them again. And if you're skeptical about the whole, as Handsome put it, "Syrup that doesn't come from a tree," let me say that I might not like this variety more than maple syrup, but I might like it just as well. *GASP*
Enjoying the fact that WW is down so I can't tell how much I've consumed,