Saturday mornings are the best! You get to sleep in and snuggle in bed, especially during this cold weather. Lately my saturday mornings consist of the hubby and I watching Friends re-runs while the girls watch re-runs of Barney on Netflix. Yea the shows are so outdated but you gotta admit, they are pretty damn good.
After spending the first two hours of my saturday in bed, I like whip up something really nice. Once it’s past 11 it’s not so much breakfast anymore, it’s more like brunch so I try to combine savory and sweet elements into brunch dishes and top them off with chocolate, syrups or my new favorite obsession strawberry sauce.
This syrup is soooo good, fresh and super easy to make! It’s seriously beats any supermarket jam and tastes 1000x better. Plus, it only requires 3 ingredients, the strawberries, a few tablespoons of sugar and vanilla. Within 20 minutes you’re done and left with nice and thick syrup you can use on waffles, pancakes, ice-cream, cakes, you name it. I will be posting a few recipes within the next few weeks that call for this syrup so please don’t forget to keep an eye out for that!
I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as we do. Have a great weekend folks! 🙂
Homemade Strawberry Sauce
- 1 lb. strawberries washed, hulled & sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar adjust to preference and to the sweetness of the strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract This ingredient is optional and can also be replaced with lemon juice or any other flavoring
Combine all the strawberries and sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Simmer on medium/low heat for 20 minutes. Add the vanilla extract at the very end.
Serve warm or cold.