Saturday, October 10, 2009

Homemade Maple Syrup

My in real life friend Michele started a blog a few months ago called
It is a cooking blog with some amazing recipes. Her first recipe was this maple syrup.
I have been wanting to try it out and finally got my act together this morning.
It was so easy and everyone loved it!

Who wouldn't when you start with two cups of sugar-
one brown, one white
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add a cup of water
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then find some really cute heart shaped measuring spoons that your mother gave you that say things like a heap of love, a spoonful of laughter, a dash of kindness and a pinch of patience
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and add three tablespoons of light corn syrup
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stir and take some cute pictures of your little one trying to navigate slippery hard wood floor for the first time but sliding backward further and further away from his toy
while waiting for it to

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boil for three minutes.
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Add some butter and maple flavored extract
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voila
you are like a giant maple tree eeking out a bounty of hot syrup for some
pancakes
or
French Toast!

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Here is Michele's recipe

Maple Syrup
In a small pan, combine:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1 cup water
3 tbsp. light corn syrup

Bring to a boil, uncovered, over med-high heat; boil for 3 min.

Remove from heat and stir in:
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. maple extract.
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Pour into small, serving pitcher. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Keeps well in refrigerator in a lidded-glass canning jar (or an old glass maple syrup container), so don't hesitate to double the recipe if you have a large family. It can also be made using only white sugar, or only brown sugar. Try the different variations and decide which one you like best!

The consistency is thin while the syrup is hot. It will thicken as it cools.

8 comments:

Liz said...

Well, if I'm gonna be "eeking" out anything...it may as well be delicious maple syrup! Looks tasty, will have to try...

Discovered last night that my boyz don't like waffles yet! So sad...at least they like french toast. And eggs. The younger one (21 months) can out eat everyone in eggs!

Angie S said...

Oh My Yummyness...that seems pretty simple! I am totally trying it!!

We love pancakes and making homemade syrup too would be awesome. I never really like store bought syrup anyway.

Thanks...have a great rest of the weekend.

3 Blessings said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe and the link to your friend's site. I will have to check it out.
Blessings,
Amy

Foursons said...

Yum, and that doesn't sound hard at all! I love the baby slipping backwards waiting for the toy to follow suit. Bahahahahahaha!

Katrina said...

Mmmmm I love maple syrup. I'll have to try this.

P.S. I'm completely in love with your measuring 'hearts'.

Love and Maple Syrup said...

I'm so proud of you for trying this! Isn't it so easy and wonderful? I have a funny feeling you'll be using this recipe many mornings in Montana during those cold winter months when you're snowed in... with all those hungry boys! Thanks for the mention and the link to my blog :) And I love the measuring spoons that your mother gave you. How sweet are they?

Farmgirl Paints said...

Well that's a nice little recipe to know. Thanks for sharing Brigetta. I'm sure you will be making a lot of that warm goodness in your Montana wilderness:)

denise said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe! It reminds me of the maple syrup my mom used to make when I was a kid...such "sweet" memories. Her recipe seemed a little more complicated, though, so I look forward to trying this one.