But I asked myself, what is missing? Then it hit me. When I was a kid, my Grandmother made the BEST homemade blueberry syrup.
I can remember the first time I went to her house after my Dad had taken me out to breakfast. I was going on and on about the blueberry syrup he had let me drowned pour on my pancakes.
She just laughed.
When I asked her why she was laughing she said, “That is NOT blueberry syrup!”. Then she proceeded to show me what real homemade blueberry syrup was.
After that I turned my nose up at anything that was not her homemade syrup. So you know that meant I was pretty much mapleing it from then on out.
She also had to make me syrup every time I spent the night!
Bet she didn’t realize what she was getting herself into!
Naaaa actually I know she loved it. She was always making something when I came over anyway, so syrup would just get added to the list.
So faced with my plethora of blueberries, I knew I had to pay some homage to that wonderful childhood memory.
Unfortunately my Grandmother didn’t pass that recipe on to me, so I hit the ol’ interwebs to search for something that would hopefully come close to her version. After searching through a kabillion and one recipes (at least it felt like that), I adapted this version from Food and Wine.
So, on this particular weekend morning, I was super secret squirrel about my bfast plans. No one knew what was going on because I had made the syrup during the week while they were working.
Haha I am a sneaky one I am!
While everyone was doing their weekend thing, I snuck my little butt into the kitchen and whipped up some pancakes real quick. Nothing special, I will admit I grabbed some Bisquick and used buttermilk, woohoooo.
I whipped out the secret weapon *cue superhero music* my gorgeous bottle of fresh homemade blueberry syrup.
*and the crowd goes wild*
OK, I will reign it in a bit.
The crowd might not have thrown confetti and did the wave (which would be kinda hard for two people to do anyway), but they did get a little twinkle in their eye.
Annnnd they got a bit pushy when it came to jockeying for plates #rudemuch
After they had shoveled eaten the pancakes, I calmly mentioned that I was heading back into the kitchen to make some lemon blueberry stuffed french toast.
Oh, I got a “Are you kidding?” and a “I am so full”. But, when that fresh, hot stuffed french toast, topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and even more of this blueberry syrup came out. Ya, they were hungry again…..trust me!
Yield: Approx 4 cupsAuthor: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Homemade Blueberry Syrup
Have a breakfast like Grandma used to make with this easy homemade blueberry syrup recipe. Nothing beats homemade!
In a pot, combine the blueberries with 1/2 cup of the water. Crush the berries with a potato masher and bring to a simmer. Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Strain the juice, through a large mesh strainer, into a heatproof measuring cup, pressing firmly on the berries to remove all of the juice.
Discard the berries.
Rinse out the pot. Add the sugar and the remaining water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil the syrup over medium heat until it reduces, about 20 minutes.
Add the blueberry juice and lemon juice and boil over high heat for 1 minute. Let the syrup cool, then pour the syrup into an airtight container.
Seal and refrigerate. Will last for up to 6 months
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If you made it from frozen blueberries, would the liquid of the thawed berries count in the water content? Or would you just count the cups of frozen (with the thawed liquid) equivalent to the berry content?
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….