[Sca-cooks] Maple Sugar/Syrup

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 09:15:21 PST 2012


Maple Syrup

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
> wrote:

> <<< 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.
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> -Shoshanah >>>
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> 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 sap.
>
> Stefan
> Still remembers a Maple Syrup tasting we had in the SPCA camp years ago at
> Pennsic.
>
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