With "Maple Sugar" you'll learn to identify various kinds of maple trees, discover how to tap your own trees, make your own syrup, and whip up tempting recipes for old-fashioned treats featuring maple syrup.
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The following is an excerpt from Maple Sugar by Tim Herd (Storey, 2011). The excerpt is from Chapter 7: Maple Delights.
Maple Walnut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease muffin tins.
2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add softened butter and mix well.
3. Add egg, syrup, and milk, stirring until well blended. Fold in walnuts.
4. Fill muffin tins a little more than half-full with batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Excerpted from Maple Sugar (c) by Tim Herd, used with permission from Storey Publishing.
For more maple recipes, read the article "Cooking and Baking with Maple Syrup, An All-Natural Sweetener."