Tag Archives: Syrup

Samoan Pancakes

18 Aug

There are so many fun versions of pancakes! I love me a good ol’ fashioned flap jack, but breakfast is so much more exciting when you try something a little different. This recipe is another from my grandma’s stash. They lived in Tonga and Hawaii for most of my mom’s life, so I trust Grandma’s islander recipes! And my kids love that they can eat these pancakes with their fingers. 🙂

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Ingredients:

3 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups milk

Drop by teaspoons into hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown and cooked through. Served buttered with syrup, or coat in sugar.

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Orange Sunrise Pancakes

31 Mar

While I love a traditional buttermilk pancake, it is always nice to throw a little variation in there. These pancakes make me feel like I’m eating breakfast at a nice little B&B…I have to close my eyes and ignore the milk spilling and cries of, “She took my seat!!!” but close enough. 🙂

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Ingredients:

Pancakes:

2 large eggs

2 cups buttermilk or soured milk

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup orange juice

1 tsp orange zest

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

Combine wet ingredients then add dry, Mix until combined. Pour batter onto skillet set at 325^F and cook each side until golden.

Berry Compote:

2 cups of frozen or fresh berry of choice (I used a mixed berry frozen pack)
Juice of 3 limes
2 cups sugar

Combine everything in a bowl to coat, and then heat over a medium flame until the berries liquify and if you stir a spoon through it, you can see the bottom of the pan for a beat. Basically, it should look kind of syrupy. Serve warm over pancakes.

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Fluffy Pancakes

22 Jan

Mmmm…pancakes. We like to go the creative route on really special mornings and make ‘animal’ pancakes. I’m pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. There is always that little twinge of guilt when you cut of the head of your horse or turtle, but if it’s a good pancake, you get over the grief real quick.

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup milk

2 Tbsp white vinegar (combined with milk and sit for 10 min to sour)

1 cup flour

2-3 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 Tbsp melted butter

1 tsp vanilla

Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl for 10 minutes to sour. Set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the soured milk, egg, vanilla, and melted  butter together. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until most of the lumps are gone, but do not over mix. The batter will be thick. Let the batter sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, you will see bubbles in the batter – DO NOT STIR AGAIN.

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Gently dip out 1/2 cup batter and place on a buttered grill or frying pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and then flip and brown the other side.

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Original recipe: coleensrecipes.blogspot.com

Lemon Syrup

3 Jul

When my mom was young, their family lived in Tonga. At that time, Tonga relied heavily on the boat that brought supplies and conveniences once a month to the island. They had most everything a family could need – except one thing. Maple syrup. They didn’t even have maple extract! I count this as a blessing in disguise, because had that simple ingredient been available, my grandma would never have ‘made do’ with her lemon extract. I don’t really even like maple syrup for the simple fact that I grew up on something way better. 🙂 My husband is another story – he doesn’t like my syrup at all. So, in my house, we have Mommy Syrup and Daddy Syrup – it’s a bit of an unspoken rivalry. I get a secret, small pleasure when the kids pick mine. Maybe not so secret… 🙂

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Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tsp butter

cinnamon to taste

Dissolve sugar in water in a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil – until liquid is clear. Remove from heat. Add lemon extract, butter, and cinnamon. This is an easy recipe to make according to your taste – keep the sugar to water ratio 2:1 – the rest you can adjust according to your liking. Add a little more lemon if you like a stronger flavor. If you like a thicker syrup, you can also add 1 Tbsp karo syrup or cornstarch.