I grew up in Florida, where everyone knows the name: International House of Pancakes. It’s a typical American diner. You walk in and it’s always full. People’s plates are stacked high with pancakes, grits, steak and eggs. The waiters are always these characters – tattoos, mullets – they’re running around refilling our bottomless coffee. There’s nothing good for you on the menu, but that’s not what they’re about. What I always loved the most, were the bottles of flavoured syrups, lined up in a row on every table. Choosing your favourite was the highlight of the whole experience – though I would be scared now to ask what’s actually in them. So, here’s my 90’s throwback – a blueberry maple syrup that begs to be poured over pancakes, waffles or crepes. It’s bursting with flavour and has tons of character… but, perhaps more in our style!
It’s too easy not to make. Only two ingredients: blueberries and maple syrup!