See also: http://www.instructables.com/id/Our-food-instructables/
Step 1: Ingredients.
1 cup water.
2 cups sugar (we use brown sugar)
Optional: Vanilla and maple extract.
Optional some people add a bit of buttermilk.
Sometimes we substitute apple sauce or ground fruit and berries for the syrup.
1 cup buttermilk (substitution: one cup milk with 1 tablespoon juice or vinegar made the night before and refrigerated)
1/3 to 1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter.
1 room temperature egg.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 cup all-purpose flour (up to 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour can be substituted).
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon or less of baking soda.
Step 2: Make the syrup.
With a sauce pan bring the water to a boil.
Add the sugar and karo syrup if any,
Boil for about one minute.
Turn off the heat.
When the mixture is still slightly warm, add the vanilla and maple extract.
Put in a sealed container and refrigerate for later usage.