Saturday, December 3, 2011

Buttered Maple Sauce

The waffles were served with buttered maple syrup sauce. Can it get any better than that? I won't even talk about that sugary mess that pretends to be syrup....ugh. I would have my waffles dry before I'd eat any of that corn syrupy mixture. Enough about that artificial food for now.

Just for variety, Eleanor asked me to try the buttered maple syrup recipe, so I did. She found it in the cookbook she gave me for Christmas, All About Breakfast and Brunch.

In a saucepan combine,
1 c maple syrup
1/3 c sugar
Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, bring to a boil and cook until the spoon spins a wispy thread.

Remove from heat and add:
4 T butter
2 T water
Stir briskly until the butter is melted and the sauce is thick and creamy.
Whisk 1 egg in a bowl until frothy.
Slowly whisk the hot syrup mixture into the egg. Rinse and dry the pan and put the sauce in it and stir until thickened.

This just looked too sweet for me...I just couldn't try it. She said it was good...and she swam well that day, so maybe all the sugar was put to good use.

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