During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts. This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels inside one’s home.
I used a combination of outdoor on an...
This is a two-part series, and unless you in a northern region of Canada or Maine, the season for you is over this year. BUT - this is something to refer to for NEXT year!
This is a first-year experience for me – I did try on one tree last year but that wasn’t my finest moment of glory...
Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 25 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins
Ready-rolled puff pastry: 1
Cinnamon: 1 tbsp
Maple syrup: 1 tbsp
Icing sugar: as needed
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Roll out the puff pastry sheet and prick it all over with a fork; this will allow...
Yeah, I know, what a combination! This recipe is also gluten-free, depending on your oatmeal source.
I brought these to a gathering, some people really enjoyed them, but there were a couple who did not. The rhubarb adds some tartness, and while this tartness did not overpower the sweet...
Apple-Maple Bourbon Cocktail
Makes 4 cocktails
3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup water
1/2 cup unfiltered apple cider
3 TBsp fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 TBsp maple syrup
Apple slices and thyme sprigs for garnish
Process the apple slices, water...
I have finally managed to make something involving a honey substitute for the The CookingBites Recipe Challenge: Honey. It has taken me a while to say the least!
I have to confess that you need your act together on this recipe. It is best if you don't let the almonds go cool after they have...
I figure it is about time to post some of my own recipes.
I am so NOT a sweet tooth, so I minimize the amounts of sugars I add to mains. Instead of brown sugar, I prefer the punch that maple syrup adds - besides I live in Maple Syrup country, and plan to tap a few trees next year. But there...
This is all about sweet and sour. The classic combination is blue cheese, pear and walnuts, but here I've used parsnip roasted in maple syrup instead of pears. Serves 2 as a light lunch with bread or as a side salad.
Photographed today in natural light
1 medium parsnip, peeled and...
Here is another one. Shortbread cookies with maple syrup.
225 grams butter
125 ml maple syrup
250 grams plain flour
1/4 teasp salt
Preheat oven to 180c gas mark 4
beat butter, syrup, until smooth
stir in flour and salt until just incorporated. Form into walnut sized balls. Flatten slightly...
I have a surfeit - more than 1.5 litres! - of maple syrup because visitors have kindly gifted it to us. What to do with it?
We are not huge fans but, as usual, the good stuff is wonderful, the commercial stuff is quite ordinary. We are not keen on it with waffles/pancakes or bacon for...