Making homemade maple taffy
Mild temperatures not only mean Spring, it’s also synonymous to Sugar Bush season! And if you have a soft spot for maple taffy, why only eat it at the sugar bush? Here’s how to make homemade taffy.
You will need:
- a candy thermometer
- a deep cooking pot
- a spoon or ladle to pour the taffy
- a can of maple syrup
- some snow
- wooden sticks
Preparation is altogether pretty simple. You pour the syrup into the pot and cook it at high temperature, without stirring. Once the temperature of the syrup has reached 230 degrees Fahrenheit, your taffy is ready. You can also test the consistency by pouring a small quantity on some snow. If the syrup hardens quickly, then it’s ready!
Obviously, if it’s only for a small group, you can prepare the same recipe with only half the can.
Next, find some clean snow around your house. Compress it firmly into a plastic or metal container, then pour your taffy onto it. As March temperatures may be unstable, or if you cannot find clean snow, you can use finely crushed ice instead. This type of snack will make you very popular with gourmets of all ages.