[Sca-cooks] Maple Sugar/Syrup

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Jan 24 23:35:54 PST 2012

<<< Maple sugar pie?  Recipe please.  My maple sugar connection (family
visiting from New York) went a little crazy this year and we still  
have a
half a gallon in the freezer.

-Shoshanah >>>

half a gallon of maple sugar? Or of maple syrup?

They aren't exactly the same. Today maple sugar is more expensive  
because it means reducing maple syrup down further. However, until  
transportation improved in the middle of the 19th century, maple syrup  
wasn't really a commercial product, while maple sugar was. Neither was  
known in Europe, in or out of period, since while Sugar Maple trees  
will grow in Europe they don't product commercially viable amounts of  

Still remembers a Maple Syrup tasting we had in the SPCA camp years  
ago at Pennsic.

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