Since maple syrup is an import item, it's especially expensive here. Pancakes are a staple in our house, and Garrett needs syrup to eat them, so I decided to make our own so we could have them more often, and enjoy syrup more liberally. It's really quite easy and fast (can do it while making a batch of pancakes if we realize we're out).
Homemade Maple Syrup
Combine in a pot (large enough to leave room for the syrup to grow and not overflow as it heats)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
Heat it until boiling. I let it boil about a minute, so the syrup gets thicker. Take care as it heats that it doesn't boil over and make a dreadful mess on your stove. It happens suddenly!
After removing from the heat, add
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
This makes a little more than 12.8 fluid ounces. In other words, it doesn't quite fit into this container, but if I make it on pancake morning, we manage to finish up whatever doesn't fit.
I wrote the recipe on a re-used *real maple syprup* jar so I don't have to consult the cookbook every time I make it. Since I use a scale, I wrote the measurements in grams.
200g = 1 cup of sugar
200g sugar + 26g molasses = roughly 1 cup of brown sugar.
I added it all together to make just 3 ingredients that need to get dumped into the pot. Very fast!