Making your own homemade syrup is as close as the crisper in your refrigerator. Here’s a very simple recipe that tastes very gourmet.
Courtesy of Chef Jeff Calley © 2012
2 tangelos, juiced and zested
1/2 cup brown sugar
1” piece of fresh ginger root, peeled, juice only
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, powdered
4 tablespoons butter
1 banana, in 1/2” slices
Put the tangelo juice in a small sauce pan and simmer over low-medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (including the tangelo zest) except for the banana and continue cooking till the sugar has dissolved. Add the bananas and heat another minute.
Serve hot, over waffles, French toast, pancakes, or even ice cream.
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Jeff Calley is a Realtor® in East Hawaii, whose background also includes work and management in varied industries, such as travel and tourism, electrical contracting, health care, and on-air broadcast, producing and content management for radio stations in Seattle and Palm Springs. During a sabbatical he took in 2009, he drove (literally) around the USA before undertaking a full curriculum at Le Cordon Bleu, graduating with top honors at the end of the year. When he's not helping people realize their real estate goals, he keeps busy with website management for AlohaBoysProperties.com as well as other websites. And if there's enough time left over, he photographs and makes video content for real estate websites and Multiple Listing Services. He's presently working on acquiring his commercial drone pilot's license (though he finds it funny that his helicopter pilot's license doesn't qualify!)