Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Maple Syrup

Our family loves homemade syrup. It's really easy to make and tastes way better than store bought. Basically it's a two to one ratio of sugar to water.

Water
Sugar or Brown Sugar
Corn Syrup - optional
Maple Syrup Flavoring - in the baking isle w/other flavorings

Bring to boil:
1 C. Water

Add:
2 C. Sugar or Brown Sugar
1 Nice Bloop of Corn Syrup (this is optional-it just helps to keep the sugar from crystallizing as it cools)

Return to boil. Once all sugar is dissolved, remove from heat* and add enough Maple Syrup flavoring to make the syrup a nice rich maple syrupy color, but be careful not to add too much.

Enjoy!

*Do not add the flavoring until after it is off the heat because it will boil over really fast. I learned that one the hard way.

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