maple syrup
June 20, 2010, 8:22 pm
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Around these parts we do like the sweet stuff. (Bees get busy!!)…One of the things we especially love is maple syrup. On our cottage vacation in the bruce peninsula, we made sure to visit different farms to pick up some vats of the stuff. We had a great time talking with one couple who are living the dream. They have a nice house in the woods a barn and this insanely modern sugar system–tubing in the woods and the most amazing copper boiler. Little doode asked a load of questions and was keen to learn about the man’s woodworking stuff. In the end we left with some knowledge, some syrup and a stile–that we hang on the christmas tree!

A little while back I checked out this Serious Eats Interview with Schoolyard Sugarbush on making and using Maple Syrup.

Here’s a great tip I need to remember:

“In pretty much any recipe you can use a half cup of syrup instead of a cup of white sugar and you’ll get the same sweetness. You just need to take out three spoonfuls of liquid from the recipe, because of the liquid in the syrup. The calories for syrup and sugar are the same for the same measurement, so by using half a cup of syrup instead of a cup of sugar, you are eating half the calories.”

How cool is that?


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