Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sippin' On Some Sorghum Syrup

Ya'll know Three Six Mafia? They're this awesome Memphis crunk rap group that sings "Sippin' On Some Syrup" (but it's pronounced sis-urp). Anyway, they inspired this post's title, which involves a magical breakfast syrup made from sorghum and baking soda.

I made the sorghum syrup for my Sorghum Molasses French Toast:

It's another cookbook recipe. The French toast is a simple vegan version with a hint of cinnamon sweetness. For this batch, I used my go-to bread — Ezekieal 4:9 sprouted grain bread. The real beauty, however, lies in that foamy syrup drizzled over the toast.

When you heat sorghum on low heat with a pinch of baking soda, it gets all foamy and fluffy and delicious. Sorghum isn't available in all parts of the country, but molasses makes a great substitute.

What's the difference? Sorghum is made from a certain type of grass and it's a tad bit lighter in color and milder in flavor than it's darker cousin molasses. Molasses is a byproduct of sugarcane or sugar beet production. Both are high in nutrients (like calcium, potassium, and iron). Southerners often mistakenly refer to both products as "sorghum molasses," but they're a tad bit different. Even so, both make delicious syrup when heated with a little baking soda.

23 comments:

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Foamy syrup?! Ooh, ok! I wanna try that.

Houseonahill said...

WOW, that woke me up!

shelby said...

That sounds like quite the breakfast =)

Sal said...

sounds good and looks delicious!!

Mihl said...

I don't think this syrup is available in Germany, thanks for the substitution tip! I never had French toast or poor knights, as it is called in German. Now I want!

VeggieGirl said...

Interesting syrup!! And I'm all over that breakfast!! :-D

Macie said...

YUM!

organicgoddess said...

This is very similar to the syrup my grandmother used to pour over her carrot cakes. Delish!

Virginia said...

yummy!! =)

Rose said...

I have made vegan french toast before, but this looks just delicious! The banana would go really well i imagine.
If only everyone could see your cooking and realise that vegans dont just eat boiled vegetables :)

http://rosesrred85.blogspot.com/

A_and_N said...

i have 2 lbs of sorghum flour with me. I didnt know about what it does when heated with baking soda. Thats a lovely idea Bianca! Will give this a try :)

pixiepine said...

Oohhh nice! I got some more Southern Girl points just reading this post. I have always heard of sorghum better never really knew too much about it.

Laura said...

i love both sorghum and molasses, sometimes even more than maple syrup, so i am excited to test this recipe! breakfast IS the best meal of the day, and i think this would make a good addition to my b-fast rotation!

jessy said...

oh my gosh, Bianca! i wish i had your french toast for breakfast this morning! mmmmmmm! i've never heard of sorghum before - i'm gonna see if i can find some! and i can't wait to test our your french toast! hooray!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Now THAT is what I want for breakfast tomorrow! WOW!

shellyfish said...

Foamy goodness! I love it!

thedalyn said...

Watching Top Chef (with their foam of this and that) made me realize that I don't trust foamy food. It just looks unappetizing to me. However, I miss French toast and I can't wait to try your version. I'm eagerly awaiting this cookbook of yours!

Jenn said...

oh mercy! that looks soooo gooood! =)

Hello Veggie

Laura said...

yes the pb and co. cookbook is awesome! i checked it out from my library...i'm not sure if i want to give it back! haha but the cheezy sauce i used was just something i made up, and the amounts were to taste, but the general ingredients were: tahini, lemon juice, salt, soymilk, nutritional yeast. the soymilk really adds the mozz-like flavor...unsweetened, of course!

andrew said...

hey bianca,

i stumbled across your blog while searching for a recipe for vegan chicken fried steak. i want to replicate portland's vita cafe's version, which tastes like heaven. i'm really excited about your book. please let me know when it comes out.

is that a photo of your wrist? we have the same (ok, more accurately similar) tattoos.

andrew
vancouver, canada

Bianca said...

Hey Andrew! That is my wrist! Vegan tat power!

And my book will have a recipe for Country Fried Tempeh Steak, which is kinda like a chicken-fried steaky thing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Erin said...

I did not know this was possible! And I've never had sorghum. Very cool.

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