How to Make Maple Candy

For so many years, children in the United States have been enjoying this very sweet and delectable treat. It is a fixture during winter in the northeast, as people take turns tapping on maple trees to get the sap flowing down its bark. Now the sap is not the syrup itself, as most people have grown to believe. Only a small portion of the sap is made of the sweet syrup and that’s what needs to be separated. The process is hard and long. History tells us that it was the Indians who taught the settlers how to extract the sap from the maple tree, how to turn the sap into a syrup and how to make the syrup into various other useful, almost always, sweet things.

Making organic maple candy is actually very easy and simple, although it requires much patience from the one who is cooking it. The only ingredient is usually just the maple syrup, as obviously, no sugar or other sweeteners need to be added. What first needs to be done is to boil water in a pot. Put a thermometer there to measure the temperature of the boiling water. When the water has already boiled, pour it out of the pot then grease the insides, particularly the inner bottom of the pot using some oil or butter. If you forgot to do this, you can add some drops of oil or butter later as the syrup boils. Again, after pouring out the water, then pour in the maple syrup. Bring it just above the boiling temperature of the water used earlier. This is the reason why you needed a temperature. As soon as the maple syrup boils a little above that of the water, turn out the heat and let the syrup cool down for about five minutes. Stir the hot syrup very slowly then carefully pour into molds or wherever you want the maple candy to be created in. Then just allow it to cool down.

And that is how the maple candy is made. As you can see, the process is really simple and with just a few tries, you can quickly master it. One reminder about the stirring of the maple syrup. Do not stir for too long because when you do, the syrup will harden and you will have a very hard time pouring it out.

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