This month we're trying to go all month without processed foods. Milk and bread are allowed. Things like pre-made pizza, cereal, crisps etc are not. So pancake day was going to be a challenge since we usually eat Golden Syrup and Nutella on our pancakes.
We decided to have a go at making our own versions to top our pancakes with.
The homemade Nutella was great. It turned out really well. It wasn't as smooth as Nutella but it had the same taste. The nutty texture seems much more natural.
The Golden Syrup was a total disaster though. It started off well. You boil up some water and sugar then let it simmer for 45 minutes. After it'd finished I tried to smell what it was like off the spoon and burned my top lip on it. I got an ice pack out of the freezer to cool my lip and was confronted with a penis shape on the ice pack!
When the treacle had cooled it turned completely solid.
The recipe said you could re-boil it and add more sugar and water but when I did it had a weird aftertaste so I ditched it :(
In the end we bought some Golden Syrup and made do with having everything else unprocessed. Homemade pancakes with whipped cream, cinnamon, banana, homemade Nutella, homemade jam, sugar and lemon juice.
And very delicious they were too! I love pancake day, with or without processed food :)