Since I was a child I've never really had a love for syrup. My mom says it's because the stickiness would climb my fork and get all over my hands. I was a clean freak as a child, just as I am now, and couldn't handle the sticky mess. Makes me laugh.
Now that I am older and can eat without making a sticky mess I do like syrup. I really only care for it on french toast though. The reason for that is: french toast doesn't soak up the syrup since it's kind of sealed with the egg mixture. Pancakes and waffles soak up all the syrup and make it a little to soggy for my liking.
Since I've been married my husband has always made his own syrup from scratch. Until recently I haven't had it on anything but french toast. But I have decided that I do like it, just not too much of it so I can still have a crispy waffle.
Anyhow, I think it's fun that he makes syrup and it's really tasty! Hope you'll enjoy his yummy recipe too!
Homemade Maple Syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
Combine above ingredients in small saucepan. Stir frequently, bring to a boil, remove from heat, add 1/2 tsp maple flavoring and a pat of butter. Stir. Enjoy it!
This stores well in the fridge in a dressing bottle or a pint jar. Makes a little more than 2 cups.
Goes great on Potato Puffers and Whole Wheat Pancakes or any other syrup needed dish.