I purchased real maple syrup for the first time in my life.
I wanted to try Frugal girl’s no-stir Clumalisious granola recipe. http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2012/09/no-stir-clumpalicious-granola/
Being a key ingredient, I wanted to use the real thing when I made my first batch.
I chose the smallest and cheapest bottle on the grocery shelf. I was shocked by the price, $6.99 for 8 oz.
Perhaps the price varies regionally. Here on the west coast I’m far away from where sugar maple trees grow.
At any rate I thought I’d share what I usually do when it comes to syrup.
MAPLE FLAVORED SYRUP
1 Cup water
2 Cups sugar (I use brown sugar)
½ tea. Mapleine.
Boil the water. Add sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add Mapleine
Occasionally I want a different flavor then I make:
(do NOT double this recipe)
1 Tablespoon corn syrup
1 Cup sugar
¾ Cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ Cup butter or margarine
¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
Using a large saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil and stirring until the mixture is a golden brown color (it will foam and boil up, this is normal)
The only time I use fruit syrup is when I have jam that didn’t set the way it’s supposed to.
P.S. I have learned that the key to getting the jam to set is make sure to boil it long enough. When the recipe says boil at full rolling boil for one minute I do two just to make sure.
If you don’t already make your own syrup I encourage you to give it a try.
If you do make your own pancake syrup, tell me what recipe do you use?