Mmmm......Maple sugar! Nothing beats the pure sweetness of this delightful delicacy. This past weekend we spent boiling and boiling sap that we harvested in hopes of making our own sugar.
When I was younger we used to make sugar on snow with my parents and it was one of my favorite childhood memories. I can distinctly remember the sweet smell of the syrup boiling and watching it boil up to the top of the pan all frothy. Then finally after what seemed to take an eternity my dad would pour the syrup onto the snow for the delicious taffy like candy. So wonderful for a child's teeth right ?
One disappointing thing about sugar on snow was you can only really eat it like candy and that is one of the many reasons we wanted to make our own sugar. We can use it in baking,on top of homemade toast , etc. there are many more options with sugar.
As you can see from the picture it came out perfect and we ended up with about 8 cups of our own wonderful homemade maple sugar.