Saturday, May 29, 2010

Buttermilk Syrup

I recently saw a recipe for buttermilk syrup on a website. I had never heard of anything like it. The person posting the recipe raved and raved about it, and other commenters said it was incredible. I decided we might as well try, especially since it's such an easy recipe.

Oh, my goodness!!! You cannot believe how yummy this is!!! Seriously!!!!! It is so rich and delicious. You all must try it right now!!!! Go--get the ingredients right now!! It's worth it!!! We had it over French toast, and it was heavenly! OK--here's the recipe....

Buttermilk Syrup

Melt one stick of butter (not margarine) and 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1 cup sugar in a LARGE saucepan over medium low heat (Yes, large!). When butter is melted, bring the syrup to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and whisk in 1 teaspoon baking soda. The syrup will foam up when you add the baking soda. Whisk the syrup for a second or two and the foam will go down a little, but not very much. Serve immediately over french toast, waffles, pancakes, etc. As the syrup cools down, the foam goes away and the syrup gets thicker, but it's still super yummy!!!

Have fun!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! I thought it would be fun to have a big old fiesta, but it ended up being a crazy day. We did manage to pull of a couple fun things for strawberry margaritas (virgin, of course)

Crab ceviche with tortilla chips.
Fish tacos with a yummy lime cilantro sauce

And for dessert, mexican brownies with vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche drizzled over the top.
It was so crazy, we had to have all the parts of the meal at different times for different people, but it was still fun. I was also going to serve jicama with lime and red pepper but couldn't quite get it all done. Maybe next time....