Fake Maple Syrup Anyone?

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Fake Maple Syrup Anyone?

Postby wheels » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:14 pm

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Postby kimgary » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:54 pm

Thanks Phil, it looks like one of those recipes we just have to try?

Interesting that its the greengrocer posting the recipe and not his other half, the chef????????

http://thedeliberateagrarian.blogspot.c ... trees.html

Link above looks more the genuine article but I have no maple trees to try it on. :lol: :lol:

Great site though to navigate around, good site for chicken processing etc.

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Postby wheels » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:06 pm

Oh don't get me on about Gregg Wallace. He's on tonights Great British Food Revival on the BBC and cooks gnocchi and dauphinoise! What a prat.

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Postby DanMcG » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Ok granted I haven't tried this but where do you get the maple flavor from with just potato's, sugar and brown sugar?
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Postby Massimo Maddaloni » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:17 pm

In homebrewing fenugreek can be used as a cheap substitute for maple syrup (Randy Mosher "Radical homebrewing").
I have never tried, though, so I cannot guarantee.
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Postby wheels » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:25 pm

If I get around to it, I'll try this. Maybe an Ersatz Maple Bacon?

Obviously, don't tell our Canadian or US friends, particularly not BriCan or he'll stop my slate at the Elephant and Castle! WWBCD :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby DanMcG » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:43 am

Massimo Maddaloni wrote:In homebrewing fenugreek can be used as a cheap substitute for maple syrup ......Massimo


I've heard this also, I included a package of fenugreek with the last order of spices I bought. I've been trying to get a good maple flavor into my bacons but with little luck so far. I've tried maple syrup and maple sugar, dry rubbed and in brine and even smoked them with maple and still not what I want. Maybe it's time to try it out.
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Postby wheels » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:52 am

It's great isn't it that this piece of information comes from, what was initially, a frivolous post.

However, fenugreek to me, always smells like the spice that is nearest to a 'curry smell', the most 'curryish' of spices. I can't explain it clearer, but I'm amazed that it can be used in a different way that emulates Maple Syrup.

It just shows how we all live and learn.

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