Yesterday for the first time I tried something new for the first time. It can only be described as a little golden nugget of solidified maple syrup. It tasted like heaven!
I first came across this Canadian product while watching a little 30 minute documentary of how various Canadian maple syrup and sweets are made. While sampling these small pieces of heaven (yes I do have a very sweet tooth!) I started to find out more information about these little tasty morsels on the internet. What I have found I pasted a
- In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the maple syrup to a boil over medium-high heat stirring occasionally. Boil until syrup reaches 235 degrees F (110 degrees C) on a candy thermometer.
- Remove from heat and cool to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C) without stirring, about 10 minutes.
- Stir mixture rapidly with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until the color turns lighter and mixture becomes thick and creamy. Stir in chopped nuts, if desired.
- Pour into molds. Set aside to cool. Once cool, un-mold candy. Store in airtight containers up to 1 month.
I think I might have to have a go at making these when I get back home and have acquired a suitable mold for the hot maple syrup to set in.