Maple syrup

The boiled-down sap of the maple tree, this syrup is very popular in the US and Canada. It’s expensive because of the low yield from the sap (40 gallons of sap are needed for one gallon of syrup!) but the cheaper imitations labelled ‘maple-flavoured syrup’ made from a mixture of maple syrup and cane syrup just don’t compare with the real thing.True maple syrup from Canada and the north-eastern states of the US carries a maple leaf mark to guarantee its authenticity. It’s a little luxury to pour over pancakes or waffles or over ice cream and can be used in baking or even savoury dishes – spread a little on top of streaky bacon before grilling.

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