Making maple butter out of maple syrup is a delicious and simple process that can add a touch of sweetness to so many different dishes. Whether you are looking to spread it on toast, swirl it into oatmeal, or use it as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream, maple butter is a versatile ingredient that can elevate any dish.
To make maple butter, you will need a few things:
- 1/2 cup of Brookfield Maple Syrup
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Once you have everything you need, follow these simple steps:
1. Soften 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 1/2 cup of Brookfield Maple Syrup to a simmer.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until the syrup reduces by a quarter, usually about 10-12 minutes. Be careful to avoid boiling over, as the syrup will thicken as it reduces.
4. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20-25 minutes.
5. In a large bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). If an electric hand mixer isn't available, a whisk can be used instead.
6. Add the cooled Brookfield Maple Syrup, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
7. Continue beating until the maple butter is fluffy and lighter in color, which usually takes 1-2 minutes.
That's it! Making maple butter is that simple. Just remember to use real maple syrup, as opposed to pancake syrup, to ensure that your butter has the rich, complex flavor that makes it so delicious.
When it comes to using your maple butter, the possibilities are endless. Spread it on toast, muffins, or bagels, add it to your morning oatmeal or yogurt, or use it as a tasty topping for pancakes, waffles, or French toast. You can even use it in baking recipes to add a touch of sweetness and flavor.
Overall, making maple butter is a delicious and easy way to add a touch of maple sweetness to your favorite dishes. Give it a try and see just how versatile this tasty ingredient can be!