Boy and I do our best to introduce new foods to our kids. If we can convince them to try just one bite we consider our endeavors to be a success. Often that first bite doesn’t happen when the food is first introduced; sometimes it takes YEARS. That is what happened with white syrup.
I don’t know why white syrup was/is so scary to my kids. I mean, come on, it has their favorite ingredient in it –SUGAR! Perhaps it was just that it was different than what they were used to. Whatever the reason, I really wasn’t too concerned about it since white syrup doesn’t exactly hit the top of any nutritional value or health food charts, so I didn’t push the issue.
Well, while camping in Jackson Hole, Roo decided it was time for tasting the goodness that everyone around him was referring to as white syrup. All it took was one bite and he was hooked. Since that time he has tried to convert his sisters to the glory that is white syrup, but up until this point, they have refuse to see the light. I tell him to be patient; they’ll come around (everyone eventually does - because, yes, it’s that good.)
Now get to it…your waffles are waiting.
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup heavy cream
- In a small saucepan, melt butter with sugar. Once butter is melted slowly whisk in the cream until the sugar is dissolved. Serve warm over waffles, pancakes, french toast, crêpes etc. Store unused portion, covered in the fridge. Reheat in microwave or on the stovetop.
Notes: Makes 1 cup.
Source: Family File/Dina’s Diner (unposted)