J is for Johnnycake ~ K is for Kiss the Cap
Found these two recipes online and they’re both truly delish! Go ahead, try them both. Then go visit Sheenah’s world – while you’re there, say ‘hi’ to her for me, and kiss the cap for us both! Hey… maybe we could make butterbeer for our next Grace drink!
Today, I raise my cap to my lips because of you, Sheenah!
Easy and quick and delish Butterbeer (serves 2):
Step 1: Measure ½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping) and ½ tablespoon of butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) microwaveable glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated.
Step 2: Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in 1 cup (8 oz) of club or cream soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit.
Step 3: Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses; a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!
Involved and easy and even more so delish Butterbeer (serves 4):
Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active)
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
- Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda
Instructions: In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
Kissingcrust – Crust formed where one loaf in the oven touches or fuses to another.
Kiss the Cap – Raising one’s cap, or mug, to the mouth.