Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Something delicious to drizzle on your Sunday pancakes: bilberry or blueberry syrup
Pancakes by K, bilberry syrup by Pille
We eat lots of pancakes in our house, and we eat them regularly. Every Sunday morning*, K. wakes up before I do, goes to the kitchen and makes us some pancakes. Sometimes he makes thin, crepe-like pancakes, sometimes thick, smaller drop-cakes. They're all wonderful, and I feel very spoilt during those leisurely weekend breakfasts ;) Pancakes, of course, need a little something to accompany them. Maybe a spoonful of summery wild strawberry jam, or much more 'adult' rhubarb jam with ginger. Perhaps some honey-coloured cloudberry jam, plum & vanilla jam or blueberry/bilberry jam? There are other, non-jammy, options - a scoop of ever-so-slightly-melted vanilla ice cream comes to mind. Or a zigzag of chocolate sauce. Or a generous drizzle of this bilberry syrup that I found on this Finnish recipe site. The choice is all yours..
Makes about 1 litres
1 litre blueberries/bilberries
700 ml sugar
150 ml water
Put all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.
Press through a fine sieve, pour into sterilised hot bottles.
Serve with ice cream or pancakes.
* Sometimes he makes pancakes on Saturday mornings, but then we head to his mum's place for Sunday morning pancakes :)