Friday, March 26, 2010
We've had an interesting maple season this year. We think the season is nearly completed and the removing of the taps and buckets from the trees, and the cleaning of all equipment must take place sometime this spring. When all the cleaning excitement happens outside, I get to now experiment with the maple syrup inside. Trying new recipes and then tweaking them to meet our satisfaction is quite fun. Some of our most popular maple items are our maple oat bread, maple pumpkin butter and our new product maple vinaigrette that we sell at market and online. Today, for dessert I made one of our favorite recipes that is both easy and delicious.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 cups flour
1/2 stick of butter
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 cups maple syrup
1/2 cup water.
In medium size bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt. Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture becomes pea size. Add milk to mixture and stir.
In a medium sized pot,heat maple syrup with water. When this liquid mixture is near boiling, pour into a 9" x 9" pan. Scoop the flour mixture into spoonfuls and drop onto the maple syrup.
Bake in oven until golden. Serve hot or cold with or without ice cream.
Enjoy this delicious taste of Vermont.