Who needs maple syrup?

Every fruit stand around town has Johannisbeeren available. These bright red beautiful fruits seem to grab my attention at every fruit stand or outdoor market we pass. I have been meaning to look them up online to see what they are and what I would do with them, but kept forgetting. (For you information hounds: they are currants. Which I don’t recall ever seeing fresh anywhere in the U.S. just in jelly.)  This morning we had breakfast at Milchmanns and they served us a small cluster of them. We immediately knew what we would use them for, so on our way home we grabbed a container of them.

Imagine a table covered in containers of these!

Imagine a table covered in containers of these!

A family favorite around here is Omeletta, which is basically a heavy crêpe.  We rarely have to wonder what the kids will want to eat because they never say no to omeletta.  Because it is just a few staple ingredients we can whip them up quick and rarely have to stop at a store, just add peanut butter, Nutella, and syrup and we are good to go.  Sadly, maple syrup is hard to come by in Berlin.  I did find a small bottle at the local grocery store but at €6 it’s just too much for this gal so we’ve gone without our family favorite….. until tonight. 

Cooking down the berries and sugar

Cooking down the berries and sugar

We made a Johannisbeeren syrup!  Denny whipped up a batch of omeletta for dinner, spread some Nutella on them, spooned on some homemade fruit syrup and dinner!  It was so good to have a home favorite a new way. We do have a little syrup leftover so we might need to sneak out for some vanilla ice cream in the next couple days to use up the rest.

Finished product, yummy!

Finished product, yummy!

 

4 thoughts on “Who needs maple syrup?

  1. Sounds delicious! I had those heftier crepes, with currants and lingonberries, way back when I was an exchange student in Norway. Yummy.

  2. Tried to explain “pancakes” to some Polish folks on a missions trip. They couldn’t seem to understand, so we volunteered to make them an “American breakfast” of pancakes one morning. Had to make brown sugar to make syrup for them! (I think the pastor ate 6….)

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