Simply the Best Pancake Syrup 3 cups brown sugar (one 1-pound box) 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks, broken 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves Zest of one orange or one lemon 1 teaspoon maple extract (optional) 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Mix brown sugar and water together. Add whole spices and citrus zest. Cover and let steep for several hours. Taste to see if spicy enough and, if so, strain into a decorative glass jar with a lid. Stir in maple and almond extracts. Makes about 2 cups.