Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week 11

Mikey’s Magical Pancake Sauce

This little gem was just invented by me when I made the most beautiful stack of Hodgeson’s Mill 100% whole wheat (1-1/2 cups), and added Hodgeson’s Mill buckwheat (1/2 cup) mixed pancakes and discovered that there was no maple syrup. So I thought, what do we put on pancakes anyway….. butter…. and sugar. So here it is, “Mikey’s Magical Pancake Sauce”.

For this you will need:

2 sticks of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon almond extract
a few sprinkles of nutmeg

I find it might be good to have a pre-programmed speed dial for 911 prior to consumption just in case your left arm goes numb, or auntie suddenly flops onto the floor clutching her chest with a big smile and big bugged out eyes, but not because it’s sooooo good tasting.

In a small sauce pan, over medium low heat, melt the butter. It should never get to the point of bubbling throughout this whole process, just warm enough to melt the ingredients together, that’s it.
When the butter is all liquid, dump in the brown sugar and stir …… mmmmmmm… good times.
Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg, stir that in too.
Drip in the ¼ teaspoon of Almond Extract, stir it now, that’s it…. Oh yea,
Reduce heat to the lowest setting, and stir occasionally until serving time.
Transfer into a gravy boat if you want, or bring the whole pot to the table with a small ladle.

Dump generously over pancakes and enjoy. Use caution and rest a minute if you feel any little sharp pains in your chest, or any numbness or tingling in your left arm, face, lips, etc. If you survive, be satisfied that you did it once, and never do it again unless you are young, and can handle it.