Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday's Recipe

Posted by Dori Nottingham

Every Sunday after church we would go over to our grandmothers house and have "HOT" cakes at her house. We loved them because of many reasons (she made them with white flour which we never ate at our own home is just one). After all these years I have hunted for her recipe to enjoy the exact taste of these delicious pancakes. However I've never quite come up with it. My brother and I were reminiscing and he agreed that they were the best and remembered a detail I was too young to remember. The details are in everything and with this new information I'm on a quest to find her recipe for...........Coconut Syrup!! She made it from scratch and I never knew that. I'm sure this contributed to the taste. I recently bought some Hawaiian Coconut Syrup from Bristol Farms and it is the kicker however it's too expensive to pour to your hearts content so I'm looking for a recipe to replace the store bought. I tried the one below and while it is good and nothing to argue with I'm looking to refine it a little to make it great. However this is what I made today.

1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
In a heavy saucepan, combine coconut cream, flaked coconut and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a blender, and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.


hsjacobus said...

Did your grandmothers have chunky coconut in it? I have a maple syrup recipe and if you want it fruit flavored you add a 1/4 cup of preserves to it. Maybe you could play with that and the coconut milk. I've never heard of coconut syrup, but I'd love to try it.