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Burnt Sugar Syrup

Make coffee shop syrup at your house for the price of one cup of coffee.

Burnt sugar is a dark caramel with deeper, richer flavor than regular lighter caramel.

4 ingredients
*Dark Brown Sugar- light brown sugar could be used but it won't give it the same flavor
*Homemade Vanilla- Store bought can be used but homemade gives it a better flavor
*Sea Salt

Time: Cook time 30 minutes
            Cooling time ~3 hours
Yields:~15 servings, depends on use. I used an old glass syrup bottle that was 24.5 fluid ounces (750 Ml)

5 cups of Dark Brown Sugar
4 cups of water (2:1 ratio gives you a thicker syrup)
2 tablespoons  of Homemade Vanilla (store bought  works as well)
2 teaspoons of sea salt (I used course, fine ground might have to use more)
Glass Mason Jar or any glass jar with a lid  

Combine dark brown sugar and water in a large stock pot.  Bring to a boil for about 10 minutes.  Pour vanilla in, it will bubble up so be careful then sprinkle in sea salt.  Let it boil on high for 15 …

'Buttermilk' Pancakes

*No junk
*Could be converted into vegan or gluten-free

I've been buying store bought buttermilk for years, but as I have been getting older dairy hasn't been treating me oh-so-well. So I've cut out about 95% dairy out of my diet.  The only dairy that I still consume is butter and cheese.  I only use  butter to bake so that's not that much and I've cut my intake in cheese and that was kind of hard because I love cheese.

I've looked at several stores that do have tons of milk alternatives like soymilk, almondmilk, cashewmilk even rice or hempmilk, they didn't haven't  anything like a dairy-free buttermilk.  

So I decided to make my own,  its really easy and only takes two ingredients.  It almost gives you the same flavor and fluffiness like dairy buttermilk gives you when you use for cakes or pancakes.

How to make dairy-free 'buttermilk'
*2 cups of soymilk or almondmilk, sweetened or unsweetened  (I used Very Vanilla Soymilk)
*1 …