Getting lucky at breakfast, or simple syrup to the rescue
Great dishes take planning, but sometimes you can make something really good almost by accident. Sunday morning breakfast, prowling the fridge for something to make: We've got some mixed berries. There's some leftover waffle batter. And there in the corner? A jar of jasmine-flavored simple syrup.
Yeah, I hear you, how accidental could that be? Honestly: I'd made it a week ago for a fruit salad and stored the leftovers. In the summer, I try to always have some flavored syrups in the fridge. They're so easy to prepare and just half a cup can transform the blandest box of berries into something really special.
So, 1-2-3, with a topping of lightly sweetened goat's milk yogurt. Sunday morning saved.
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