Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Do you have a favorite maple syrup cookbook? You can’t live in Vermont and not develop a love for maple syrup. Check out my review.
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I don’t mean that stuff you buy in the store in a plastic squeeze bottle. I mean real, from the tree, maple syrup. Of course, it helps that our neighbor sugars our maple trees for us in exchange for a few jars of pure, local, Vermont maple syrup.
Because we have an acre or more with quite a few maple trees, we always have a lot of maple sugar in the pantry. It’s delicious on pancakes and waffles but I don’t want to eat that every single week. I’m always searching for a new maple cookbook with recipes I haven’t tried yet.
Modern Maple is a maple cookbook that offers a variety of recipes (sweet and savory) that use maple syrup. I was thrilled to see that the cookbook contains not only recipes for breakfast but also for other meals as well as desserts.
I absolutely love that the book gives a history of maple syrup and maple sugar. I’ve always loved learning about how things used to be done hundreds of years ago.
It starts out with Native Americans and goes up to current day. This maple cookbook also shares tips on working with maple syrup in the kitchen. You learn about reducing maple syrup and a variety of different types of dishes that maple syrup goes well with.
Types of maple syrup recipes
The recipes are broken into Breakfast, Homemade Specialties, Snacks and Appetizers; Soups, Salads and Sandwiches; Vegetables and Sides, Breads, Main Dishes, Beverages, and Desserts. Each recipe has a brief introduction, detailed ingredients list, and step by step, easy to follow directions.
Recipes generally include serving suggestions which are a great help when you’re trying to put together an entire meal. The cookbook has a great selection of recipes.
It had traditional uses for maple syrup like Maple Baked Beans but it also had quite a few recipes that I would never have thought to use maple syrup in like the Maple Baklava and the Hiker’s Energy Sandwiches.
The Breakfast Bread Pudding with Praline Topping was amazing!
The maple cookbook ends with a section on backyard sugaring that shows you what you need to do to sugar the maple trees in your backyard. The book takes you from the basics of what equipment you’ll need all the way through what happens to the tapped holes next year.
If you’re looking for a maple syrup cookbook that provides not only delicious recipes but also information on the history and application of sugaring, Modern Maple by Teresa Marrone is definitely it.
So, if you love maple syrup, you might want to try my maple cookies recipe. Next, if you’re interested in understanding the maple sugaring process, check out this video:
I hope you’ll pick up a copy of this maple cookbook at Barnes and Noble or another bookstore.
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