Wednesday, April 3, 2013

lemon pancakes with lemon syrup...

i have mentioned before i blog for me, there is nothing special about this post except i want to remember this syrup... frankly, it was hard to forget good. i love lemons, my husband does not. for easter i made him his favorite decadent cinnabon pancakes, but i was craving a lighter, fluffier lemon pancake with lemon syrup to taste the freshness of spring.

oy... mine didn't come out to well :-(

at the beach i often am missing ingredients since i have to pack in our food, or drive 30 minutes into to town to shop, for that reason i keep bisquick on hand, the ultra easy add water only type, so i know its all here and ready to go. instead of adding water for my pancakes i added lemon juice, BIG mistake, almost like when you blew up the chem lab kinda of mistake. the batter instantly foamed and instead of becoming a liquid it became a solid. opps... not to be deterred i still threw them on the barbie.

i had wretched rubbery lemon sludge pancakes, my husband had light a fluffy cinnamon pancakes... ok i had some of his too... BUT the only way i could wash down mine was this heavenly syrup. perhaps it was my mood, or the fact rubber doesn't wash down to easy, but i adored the syrup. i just need to make a decent batch of real light lemon pancakes... meanwhile i poured it on angel food cake today.

who am i kidding, i could drink it straight...

use you own favorite light lemon pancakes paired with

lemon syrup

the lemon shells after juicing
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup water

boil down to the thickness of your choice and toss the lemon peels~


  1. Oh my...they LOOK light and fluffy! I can only imagine how delicious the syrup is!

  2. How many lemon shells? I am totally making this syrup. You had me cracking up when you talked about the rubber (you should have seen the flambeed hot dog I ate tonight; I left it in the oven and forgot, but it was heavenly anyway) pancakes and your husband's fluffy ones, and then you say, Okay, you ate some of the fluffy ones. lol See, you may think you are blogging just for you, but I depend on your posts or we would be eating instant grits. And I won't even get started on the photography, which has affected and influenced me profoundly and deliciously. This is such a great post. It's witty, beautiful, filled with info (who knew that lemon juice would turn Bisquick into gunpowder?), and photos of syrup that are the color of summer itself.