Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade Maple Syrup

At the Williams Homestead we love our share of pancakes and french toast at breakfast!! Real maple syrup, especially the good stuff, is so expensive though!! And, unfortunately,  most of the syrup on the grocery store shelves is flavored high fructose corn syrup. So, I've started making my own!! Well, not the real thing of course, but an alternative that costs pennies, takes minutes to make and doesn't have any corn syrup!! 


1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp maple extract


Put water and sugar in saucepan and heat on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Add maple extract and simmer 3-5 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers for next time!


Really wonderful with homemade pancakes...


11/2 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
11/3 cup milk


Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the egg, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir quickly to combine. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the baking powder go to work. Pour into hot, buttered skillet (cast iron is best), flip when they bubble in the center. I found this recipe at and will never buy pancakes-in-a-box again!!

Really tasty if you add fresh blueberries or strawberries to the batter!!

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