Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Making Maple Sugar Candy
OK, no we didn't.
When all was said and done we got a little less than a pint of our own sweet stuff. That's OK, because we had visited a sugar shack on Maine Maple Sunday, so our stores were full enough.
Garrett has fond memories of making maple candy during his childhood. He had a neighborhood friend whose mother grew up making maple syrup and all of the delicious products which stem from it, and he was anxious to try to recreate the experience with our family. After a quick internet search he remembered most of the process for making maple candy, so we grabbed the gear and resolved to try it.
Here's what we did:
The ingredients are literally just 2 cups of real maple syrup and... nothing else. Smile. You do need a candy thermometer, though.