How To Make Flavored Maple Syrup

How To Make Flavored Maple Syrup

With a little experimenting, it's easy to learn how to make flavored maple syrup. In fact, the ingredients list is almost too simple. Sugar is needed. You can either use brown, white, or both. A pinch of salt comes next, and then water, butter, and maple extract, and that's it. The rule of thumb is to make your syrup with two parts water to one part sugar. You will also need maple extract for that special flavor.

In one pan, place your brown sugar and then pour water on top. Turn it on and bring it to boil. There is no need to keep stirring it. When it comes to a boil, turn off the stove. In a saucepan, pour your white sugar and turn on the heat. Shuffle the sugar about, as though flipping an omelet. Once the white sugar is brown, let it caramelize on the flame. Stir it in with the brown sugar and water. Simmer this, but stir often. Before the mixture grows too thick, take it off the heat and add butter, maple extract, or perhaps some vanilla and rum flavoring. Bear in mind that your syrup is going to thicken even more as it cools.

If you would like to make blueberry flavored maple syrup, add a bag of frozen blueberries to your maple syrup. Bring this to a boil, and then let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Take a huge bowl, so you don't make a mess, and pour your mixture into a fine screen strainer, squeeze and mash the mixture through with a spoon, and into the bowl. Pour this liquid back into a pan, bring to boil, and simmer again for around 20 minutes. As mentioned, the ingredients list is fairly simple. However, with this recipe, it may be the cleanup where the real work begins!

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