Sunday, May 22, 2011

Homemade Maple Syrup

Although it really is fake flavoring - I grew up with this syrup and it is my favorite still.  I love warm syrup and find the thick store bought lacking.

1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple flavoring

In a medium pot add water and sugar.  Mix well, bring to a boil - stirring occasionally.  Let boil about 1 minute.  Add vanilla and maple flavoring and let boil another minute or so.  The more you let it boil the faster it will crystallize in your fridge.  You can make more or less syrup depending on your portions; with the sugar and water it is always 2 to 1.  Whatever is left over can keep in your fridge to use another time and just reheat in the microwave.  It will crystallize over time.  But it is still good.  Serve over waffles, pancakes or french toast.

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