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Banana Maple Muffins

Banana Maple Muffins

I always have maple syrup in my kitchen for topping waffles and pancakes, but it is a great sweetener to bake with, too. It has a lot of flavor – especially if you have dark maple syrup or grade B (as opposed to the light grade A syrups) – and can add a lot of moisture to baked goods. Maple also compliments many flavors, and ... Read More »

Cooking with Quebec Maple Syrup

Cooking with Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is one of the most delicious things that you can eat, and much of the time we only use it to top waffles and pancakes. There is no doubt that maple syrup is perfect for pancakes, but it can be used for so much more and in Cooking with Quebec Maple Syrup, author Anne Fortin explores the many possibilities of maple. The cookbook ... Read More »

What is maple sugar?

Maple Sugar

Maple sugar is a type of sugar that is prepared with the sap from a maple tree. To produce it, the sap is boiled until almost all of the water has been removed from it and the remaining product has crystallized. The sugar can be sold in large blocks, molded into small shapes or simply ground into a granulated version that can be used like ... Read More »

Maple Oat Scones

Maple Oat Scones

Maple syrup is a great ingredient to work with. It can finish off a stack of pancakes or waffles at breakfast and it can also serve as part of the glaze or marinade for a chicken or pork dish at dinner. It can lend a great flavor to baked goods, as well, and these Maple Oat Scones are a perfect example. You might not think ... Read More »

Walnut Maple Bars with Shortbread Crust

Walnut Maple Bars with Shortbread Crust

I never cared for pecan pies when I was a kid. I found that most of them had fillings that were too sweet and too gooey, overwhelming both the nuts and the crust of the pie. Actually, I still find a lot of pecan pies to be this way, which is why I prefer to make my own. With a homemade pecan pie, I get ... Read More »

Maple Apple Ginger Cake

Maple Apple Cake with Fresh Ginger

Apples are a must-use ingredient in fall cooking, whether you’re going to make a fresh apple pie or some warming apple crisp. Here, I baked some diced apples into a Maple Apple Ginger Cake that is spiced with fresh ginger and lots of delicious maple syrup. Maple syrup is a lovely flavoring to use in cakes, especially during the fall. It adds sweetness and also ... Read More »

Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Although it will always be my favorite use for it, maple syrup can be used for so much more than just topping pancakes and waffles. I’ve used it to sweeten cookies and homemade granola before, where it accents the other ingredients with its rich, sweet flavor. But there is no reason to keep maple as a background flavor and here I’ve made it the star ... Read More »

Maple Coconut Blondies

Maple Coconut Blondies

As much as I like brownies, I would have to say that I always have a soft spot in my heart and a place in my kitchen for blondies. They tend to be more cookie-like and less chocolaty than brownies, but since they’re not defined by their cocoa content, there are even more ways to deviate from the standard and experiment with different flavors and ... Read More »

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