Saturday, February 13, 2016
Homemade Mapleline Syrup
I grew up in Hawaii where most everything we ate, wore, or used had to be shipped in. The cost of shipping things in contributed to the high cost of consumer goods. One of the ways my mother tried to combat the high costs was to make as many things herself as time allowed. This included most of our clothing and some grocery items.
One of the things that my mom did on a regular basis was to make homemade Mapleline syrup. I actually prefer it to commercial brands because it has only 3 ingredients, tastes great and has no strange sounding stuff in it. It takes me about 5 minutes of hands on time to make it and it is much cheaper than buying the premade stuff.
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons Mapleline flavoring
Combine your sugar and water in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Your syrup should reduce down and become thicker. Remove from the heat and stir in the 2 teaspoons of Mapleline flavoring. This syrup will thicken as it cools. Use hot or store it in the refrigerator after it has cooled completely for future use. Yields about 1 1/4 cups of syrup.
I hope you enjoy it!