I finally bought Adam’s brand maple flavoring at the grocery store last night. I was all set to try Tammy’s syrup recipe with maple flavoring this morning, when I noticed a syrup recipe on the side of the Adam’s box. So I tried it instead. Don’t you just love the little opportunities in life to try new things? 🙂
It only uses white sugar, water and flavoring. Simple enough.
Boil the water and sugar for one minute, cool and add flavoring. The sugar solution is clear, but the maple flavoring gave it a rich brown color. We ate it warm with waffles, so it was a little runny.
We like Tammy’s syrup recipe better. This one tasted fine, just lacked something. I think using brown sugar would remedy the blandness, and I will definitely try it. If it works better with brown sugar, I can switch to this recipe and not have to buy corn syrup anymore, as I usually did not buy it on a regular basis before I started making syrup. Also, it is not as thick as her recipe, even when it cools down and has been in the fridge all day (I just checked!), probably due to the lack of corn syrup. This also can possibly be remedied with letting it boil a little longer. And the maple flavoring was a tad strong, so maybe err on the side of a little less than 1/2 tsp.
Here is the recipe, should you have a hankering to make maple flavored syrup yourself:
Adam’s Maple Flavored Syrup
2 cups white sugar (or brown)
1 cup water
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
1/4 tsp vanilla (optional)
Bring sugar and water to a boil, boil 1 minute (or longer for thicker syrup?). Cool and add flavoring.