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Old 01-12-2007, 08:24 PM   #11
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Stirblue..

The syrup you describe that you mother made was basically a simple sugar syrup with vanilla added...My grand mother used to make a sugar syrup and add a maple flavoring to it...served it with biscuits...as a child I would just drink the stuff

Cane syrup is made from the juice of sugar cane...In the old days many people made cane syrup in the south...it was an art form...with folks sometimes getting in aguments over who made the best syrup. Today cane syrup is "big business" with only a few old timers still boiling the cane juice down to syrup in small quanities. One of the best... if not the very best Pure Cane syrup producers today is Steen's...made in Abbeville, Louisiana. Look for it at your local Wally World or maybe go online and order.....Make sure the label says 100% pure cane syrup...Some producers will labe product "cane syrup"..but upon inspection it will contain among other things Corn syrup....Steen's is 100% pure cane!
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:07 AM   #12
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Is the syrup that my mother used to make cane syrup? She melted down white or brown sugar in a pot added some vanilla and poured it over our pancakes. Maybe it was more like the white karo syrup.

.......and then there are "hushpuppies"
No idea what your mom made (sounds like simple syrup if it was made with light water and suger and vanilla). Pure cane syrup is common in the southern U.S.

Nothing at all wrong with hush puppies!

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:17 AM   #13
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I remember my grandad having a "cane grinding" when I was about 4 or 5. The horse would pull the logs around in a circle to power the grinder and a cajillion stalks of cane would go thru to get the juice into a very large pail. It would then be poured into a large metal kettle with a roaring fire underneath and my grandad would stand with a huge strainer to keep the suds skimmed off the top til the syrup was the viscosity he wanted. They would pour the cane syrup into cans and bottles and after most of it was out, my grandmother would pour popcorn, pecans and peanuts into the rest and make the most wonderful candy and lots of it. She would let us eat as much as we wanted. I thought my grandparents were rich.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:38 AM   #14
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A good home-made buttermilk syrup is good on hoecakes too!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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Shunka, I've never heard of buttermilk syrup. Would you explain that, please!
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Well, you use buttermilk, sugar, etc. and then cook it for a bit to make it. Let me find the recipe from a dear friend.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:55 AM   #17
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Buttermilk Syrup
1 qt. buttermilk (1 c.)
8 sticks of butter (1 stick)
2 lbs. Powdered sugar (½ lb.)
Heat this while stirring to a boil. Cook for about 7 minutes. Take off of heat and add:
8 Tbsp. Vanilla extract (1 Tbsp.)
4 tsp. Baking soda (1 tsp.)

If you make the large batch, you can cool this to put in smaller containers and freeze it. Just thaw and warm up to use when you want it. BTW, the smaller batch measurements are the ones after the ingredients. (I looked for a catagory to put this in and couldn't find one.)
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Buttermilk Syrup
1 qt. buttermilk (1 c.)
8 sticks of butter (1 stick)
2 lbs. Powdered sugar ( lb.)
Heat this while stirring to a boil. Cook for about 7 minutes. Take off of heat and add:
8 Tbsp. Vanilla extract (1 Tbsp.)
4 tsp. Baking soda (1 tsp.)

If you make the large batch, you can cool this to put in smaller containers and freeze it. Just thaw and warm up to use when you want it. BTW, the smaller batch measurements are the ones after the ingredients. (I looked for a catagory to put this in and couldn't find one.)
Hmmm, sure sounds interesting (and a bit odd!) I'll have to give this a try. But only if you swear by it! If I'd read this anywhere else I'd have to say "Oh, yeah, right" and just moved on...

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Old 01-13-2007, 07:24 PM   #19
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It is good, although a bit sweet to me. You can use regular sugar if you want. I was skeptical at first when my friend tols me about it but it is good and does freeze well. Some people will add a touch of maple flavoring if they want. I like it because it is so buttery.
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