Brown Sugar Syrup
never liked the artificial flavor of most commercial syrups, although I do like
the thickness. And while I love the flavor of real maple syrup, I don't care
for its thin texture. If you have a little extra time (just a
few minutes), you can make your own thick, homemade syrup with delicious
flavor. In her cookbook Heritage of Southern Cooking, Camille
Glenn offers a recipe for homemade syrup that I love and have adapted. It will
keep in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Yields scant 2 cups.
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 cups water
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)
In a medium saucepan, bring the sugars, corn syrup, and water to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer vigorously until thickened to a syrupy consistency, 10 to 15 min. Stir in the butter (and nuts, if using). Let cool slightly (it will thicken more as it cools) and serve.