Posted by: Michelle Mitton | January 25, 2009

Homemade Maple Syrup

Homemade Maple SyrupI hesitate to publish such a simple recipe–it doesn’t take a genius to make this stuff–but I get regular comments from people saying, “You make your own syrup???” in the same tone as if they’d seen me knitting a sleeping bag.

All you have to do is get the maple flavoring, which should be carried in the spice section of the grocery store, and you’re on your way to pancakey goodness.

If you’re interested in cutting pennies here and there making your own syrup not only tastes better it saves money. Ditto for homemade pancakes (I’m throwing that recipe in at the bottom for good measure).

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring such as Mapleleine

Put all the ingredients into a small saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. Let it cool slightly and serve. Just don’t let it boil over onto your stove, that’s an unholy mess for sure!

for pancakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix all the ingredients together and whisk them until nearly all the lumps are gone (but leave a few, that’s not a bad thing to have a lump or two in your batter). Then pour on greased skillet and cook just as you would expect to do for pancakes.

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