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You all will probably be seeing lots of hot drinks in the upcoming weeks here on Ya Salam Cooking. The weather is starting to cool down here, it’s still hot during the days but the mornings and nights are chilly and nothing warms me up like a warm drinking and pretending its autumn. I have had to sadly watch from the screen as everyone post about their fabulous pumpkin spice and gingerbread lattes so this morning I woke up with the intention to make my own. I did and it was great plus now I have my own pumpkin spice and gingerbread syrups.
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 (1-inch) piece of ginger or 1 tablespoon ground
1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tablespoon ground
7 whole cloves
1. In a small saucepan on high heat add water and sugar, mix well. Add molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, mix well. Bring to a full boil then reduce heat to low. Allow to cook stirring every once in a while for 15 minutes.
2. Allow to cool then strain and place in a glass container.
1 shot of espresso or 1 cup of black coffee
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon gingerbread syrup
Whip cream and maple syrup for topping, optional
*For the last 20 years, the people of Bergen, Norway have tried to make the world’s largest gingerbread house city.