My last post before I am away on holiday! (I am told there is Internet access where we are staying - Stone needs it to upload homework assignments.)
I was fresh out of homemade maple syrup the other day when Simon asked for - of course - pancakes. So, I grabbed a bag of mixed berries out of the freezer and whipped up a batch of mixed berry syrup! Simon was very pleased with the results, although he did look rather startling covered in bright red syrup.
Mixed Berry Syrup
2 cups mixed berries (I used raspberry, blackberry and blueberry)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1. Stir ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
2. Place a sieve over a bowl. Pour the syrup, in small batches, into the sieve and use a spoon to gently press until all of the juice is released into the bowl.
3. Discard seeds and skin from the sieve. Transfer the syrup from the bowl to a serving dish.
4. Yields 5, 2 point servings.
The recipe for the eggless pancakes will come later:) I am linking to Frugal Friday, since making your own syrup is a great money saver.
Just a reminder that you will not be hearing from me tomorrow. I hope that you will take some time to consider helping the people of Japan. I read today that some of the major credit card companies are allowing card holders to contribute bonus points as cash to the Red Cross.
I also got a reminder from my favorite recording artist, Amy Grant, reading "