Thursday, April 1, 2010

Homemade Maple Syrup


Our friend Benita, who knows we are always on the lookout for unusual homemade projects, sent us this recipe from Full Bellies, Happy Kids. Homemade Maple Syrup! Who knew it could be done? Of course, it's not "real" maple syrup (we're not sending you out to go tap a tree or anything). But it is tasty and oh-so-simple!

1-3/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 c water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. maple extract


Mix the white and brown sugar with the water, bring to a boil.

Cover and cook for about a minute.

Add the vanilla and maple, mix well and let cool.

There is no need to refrigerate this. Just find a cute bottle to put it in and you are ready to go! This recipe is perfect for when you run out of syrup unexpectedly. Enjoy!
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23 comments:

  1. Who knew!?! The would make an awesome gift idea!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  2. It sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing at my link party, Thursday's Treasures!!

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  3. I love homemade syrup! So delicious and I love the jar you have yours in :) Here from Fun To Craft

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  4. We need this here in Portugal--no maple syrup here! Thanks for the recipe and recommendation!

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  6. That seems pretty easy! I'll have to try this.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  7. I love homemade syrup too! My husband has made his own for years...I think this is a very similar recipe but even if not it sounds so yummy!

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  8. This is great! Thanks so much for coming to Craft Schooling Sunday@creativejewishmom.com, it's a real pleasure to see what you've been up to! Hope to see you again next week!

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  9. What a great idea! I found you at Creative Jewish Mom.

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  10. I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Thanks for sending the link! I posted today on your syrup at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com (a bit behind the game, as my silly email keeps putting important things like homemade syrup into spam. how dare it?)

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  12. Please read the rules for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest and feel free to try again. Thanks!

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  13. So.... tasty... I love maple syrup- the real stuff! Sounds fantastic!

    Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday!

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  14. A day too late! We eat some type of syrupy thing at least twice a week. yesterday I bought a huge jug of maple syrup. I am going to bookmark this recipe and make it in a month or two when`I run out. Syrup is EXPENSIVE!!!! Thanks!

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  15. That looks so yummy!! I am going to make some for my grandma who always says she likes a little pancakes with her syrup!! Thanks for linking up! Check back for many more great ideas today!

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  16. Oooohh Yummy! I am such a syrup snob. I only like it if it is homemade. Thanks a ton for posting this recipe! Thanks for sharing at the Spring has Spring Party at Fun to Craft.

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  17. I love this kind of syrup!
    I had the bright idea to make a quart. Not such a good idea. :o) It will crystallize over time in the pantry. It's okay it's better fresh and warm anyway. :o)

    http://ldsmomtomany.blogspot.com/

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  18. I featured you this week on Thursday's Treasures! Go ahead and grab a button! Thank you so much for sharing! Don't forget to come back this week too!

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  19. This is very similar to the recipe I always use. It's yummy and so nice to not have to buy syrup anymore.
    ☺ Celeste

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  20. Mmmm...this looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. I'll be featuring you tomorrow!

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  21. Where do you get maple extract? I can't find it at our grocery store. I'd love to try this recipe.

    deannedraeger@gmail.com

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  22. Deanne,

    You have likely already found the extract locally by now, but just and FYI Amazon.com has it.

    Cheryl

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  23. Growing up, my mom only ever made syrup at home, we never bought it. We always considered homemade syrup real syrup and store bought syrup fake syrup. It never occurred to me until I read this that some people might not realize you can make it at home.

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