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Maple Facts

The internal pressure of a sugar maple may be as much as 20 pounds per square inch on a warm day after a freezing night – the pressure is triggered by the thermal shock. It is the extent to which this pressure exists that determines how well sap will run.
Cooking With Maple

Forget pancakes, there are a lot of great ways to get maple into your daily diet. We eat maple every day, often as an ingredient in entrees you might not expect.

Maple syrup is great over cold or hot cereal, fruit, plain yogurt, puddings, and ice cream. Maple syrup is great in baked beans, apple pies, pickles, stir frys, and glazes and sauces.

Substituting Maple Syrup for Granulated Sugar
In place of one cup of granulated sugar use ¾ to 1 cup of maple syrup. When baking reduce the liquid by 2-4 tablespoons per cup of maple syrup used, add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees.
Maple Sugar Cookies
The All-American Cookie Book
Nancy Baggett

1 ½ cups all-purpose white flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

½ cup granulated maple sugar

Carrot and Turnip Soup
A wonderful soup served chilled, but also good warm.
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 2 large Shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4-6 small Carrots (3/4 pound), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4-6 small Turnips (1/2 pound), peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Sweet chai syrup
Crepes have always been a Marvin family favorite. Lucy rarely measures ingredients out when she makes them. So this is our best approximation of her recipe.
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated maple sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
Maple Marinated Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup Grade B maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Maple, cider, or rice wine vinegar
  • 4 large Portabella mushrooms
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