There’s a reason maple syrup is a much-beloved staple in chef kitchens. And that reason isn’t pancakes. The versatile sweetener shines in a variety of savory dishes too. From how to make your own syrup when you’re running low to a grilled cheese you won’t be able to resist, these are our favorite maple syrup recipes that take the ingredient beyond just breakfast.
1. How to make maple syrup
Total time: 5 minutes
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup extract
- In a pan, melt the butter and sugar together.
- Add the buttermilk.
- Bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute, and then remove it from the heat.
- Add the baking soda, vanilla and maple syrup extract.
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