Maple Syrup ideas
A friend was in Vermont recently and brought me back some nice maple syrup. I never really make pancakes and waffles and am looking for some other uses for this syrup. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Lots of uses in our house - here are a few:
-sauce (with butter) over bread pudding
-maple frosting for cakes
-great with pork (lots of ideas online)
-use with veg (example: carrots)
-on yogurt, cereal, ice cream
-I won't lie - sometimes I drink a little with hot water in winter.
added to baked beans during the last hour.
include in your pork belly brine when making bacon.
add to butternut squash after mashing.
warm then pour over fabulous vanilla ice cream or fresh snow.
half acorn squash, butter edges and bake cut side down for 45min. turn over drizzle. cook 15m
forget all that brining, etc and cook up some bacon and drizzle.
brush tops of biscuits with syrup/butter glaze
Even with all of these ideas, I generally don't use more than a cup a year, and I get a gallon share every year!
Cook's Illustrated has a maple-glazed pork roast that's absolutely wonderful --
Season a pork loin roast with S&P, then brown on all sides in an oven-safe skillet (non-stick if possible). Stir into the pan 1/2 cup maple syrup (grade B if you have it, which is what I've been pestering my son to bring me!), 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch each of ground cloves and cayenne, and bring that to a simmer.
Off heat, roll the browned roast around in the maple syrup mixture until it's coated on all sides, then stick it in a 325-degree and roast 35-45 minutes (until it's done to 135 degrees0 turning a couple of times. Remove from pan and let rest. While the roast is resting, reduce the glaze in the pan - just thicken it a little, then pour it over the resting meat.
We LOVE this.