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March 7, 2013

More maple syrup ideas

Sweet substitute

Maple syrup can be substituted for sugar in many recipes. The following formula for this substitution is taken from “Make It With Maple,” a bulletin published by the Cooperative Extension Service at Michigan State University.

“When substituting, use 1-1/2 c. of pure maple syrup for each cup of granulated sugar and add 1/4 t. baking soda for each cup of maple syrup used. When maple syrup is substituted for all sugar in a recipe, reduce the amount of liquid used by half. If maple syrup is substituted for half the sugar, reduce liquid amounts by 1/4.”

Baked goods made with maple syrup should be baked at 250° lower temperature than same recipe using granulated sugar.

Try:

- Carrots glazed with maple syrup, butter and a pinch of dry mustard.

- Acorn squash baked with 2 T. maple syrup, salt and pepper in each cavity.

- To make Maple Cotton Candy, mix 1/3 pure granulated maple sugar to 2/3 white cane sugar and proceed as normal with a cotton candy machine.

- Blend a small amount of maple syrup with commercial marshmallow cream for a delicious sundae sauce.

- Warmed maple syrup with rum added to taste makes a superb sauce for vanilla ice cream.

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