Oh my god…I love making blueberry syrup. Makes me think of the traditional American breakfast at IHOP !!! I don’t get a chance to do so often,obviously because they are almost never available here in Coimbatore ! Despite me being happily busy in my own world ,thanks to my foodie friends who are constantly foraging in the stores,I was quickly informed of the availability of these inky berries ,in my neighbourhood ! So,to Divya of ‘foodshrink’ blog ,many thanks from me and my family who reaped the benefits of that information !!! Loaded with antioxidants ,these tiny dark berries pack quite a punch on the nutrient meter !
Imported all the way from the Netherlands , a small box at Rs.475 was not ‘cheap’ by any means. The few ways that I can think of ,to stretch this quantity is to add it to a fruit salad , use it for a cheesecake topping ,(yummy…must tell my mother…she makes cheesecakes to die for …yeah and won’t give me the recipe too ) or to make a blueberry syrup to go with pancakes or french toast ! This syrup is so super easy ,that you can make it in minutes and looks and tastes mighty rewarding for such little effort put in ! I am almost embarrassed to give you the recipe ’cause it’s sooo easy !
The fresh berries have just been dunked into the honey caramel syrup . The process of watching it change from here on ,is something that is my favourite part of making it ! I find that my eyes never leave the pan !
see …how the berries have swollen and burst their juices into the syrup,so beautiful ! That indigo /purple/wine burgundy is such a rich colour and the aroma wafting out of the pan is as heady as the scent of vanilla or freshly baked bread…it had the kids sniffing their way down into the kitchen.
What a great way to begin a sunday…an early morning bicycle ride to the outskirts ,where most of the sounds are caused by the gusts of wind and the call of birds and very little to the humm of vehicular traffic ! The sight of a lake filled to the brim with water,the sun just about peeping out of the clouds , happy conversation with my fellow bikerette 😉 ….of course I had to come back and translate all of that into making blueberry syrup ! 😀
Being productive, early on a sunday morning gives a deep sense of satisfaction unlike any other..it does set the mood for the rest of the day ! I am immensely grateful for days such as these and wish they increase with each passing year !
Now,back to the blue berry syrup ,it thickens fairly quickly and is quite rich in taste and half a ladle per pancake is very satisfying. This one has no butter or cream but you may add those to make a more celebratory syrup !
Apologies for the unappealing pics but they were in great demand to be eaten and the tummy rumbles threatened to drown the construction noise from the neighbouring site !!! I’m sure you can imagine pancakes at your home looking like this before being whisked away to be devoured !
And….that as they say ,was , indeed, “the proof of the pudding ” !!!
I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did and if you want more,I need to see your comments on this blog…otherwise I haven’t got a clue whether you liked this or not…a thumbs up , a smiley face , a yum…is possible I think ?!