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CINDY DAY: Recipes for satisfying your sweet tooth

Our small sugar bush, on the farm in Bainsville, Ontario, is one of the most peaceful places on earth. We still do it the old fashion way and I don't think I've ever tasted better!
Our small sugar bush, on the farm in Bainsville, Ontario, is one of the most peaceful places on earth. We still do it the old fashion way and I don't think I've ever tasted better! - Contributed

Each Monday this month, I’ve featured a sampling of the many mouth-watering maple recipes I received during last month’s maple contest. Here are a few more:


From: Nancy Johnson

Maple Corn Bread

Ingredients

  • 11/3 cup flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 chopped nuts, if desired.

Ingredients

Stir flour, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Stir in cornmeal with a fork. Combine milk, 1/3 c maple syrup, butter and eggs and add to dry ingredients. Stir just to blend. Spoon into greased 9" pan and spread evenly. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup maple syrup over batter and sprinkle with nuts if desired. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Serve warm.---


Dolly Seymour from Glace Bay, N.S. is sure you’ll enjoy this one: 

Baked Maple Syrup Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large or 4 small pork loin pork chops ( bone-in )
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

Combine the first 4 ingredients and rub over pork chops. Place in a greased baking dish. Bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over pork chops and bake an additional 10-15 minutes 


And Connie McCardle from Hampton PEI has the final work:

Hi, Cindy, this recipe will make the best baked beans ever, simply by adding maple syrup at the end.

Maple Syrup Baked Beans (SERVES 6-8 or more and they freeze well)

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (1Kg) dried navy beans (small ones)
  • 1/2 cup (25 ml ) molasses
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) plus 1 tsp (5ml) dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar, packed
  • 4 whole plum tomatoes (canned) crushed ( I freeze the rest for next time )
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) plus 1tsp (5ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp (25 ml ) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 very large onion peeled and chopped
  • 8 or 10 slices of bacon (optional)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (goes in later)

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water, drain, rinse and discard water.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 F (150C)
  3. In a small saucepan combine molasses, mustard, brown sugar, tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 5 cups of water.
  4. Bring to boil and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Chop onion and place in the bottom of bean crock or heavy Dutch oven.
  6. Transfer soaked beans to crock or pot then pour in molasses mixture.
  7. Stir, then spread the bacon, if using, over the top, cover with a lid.
  8. The liquid should cover beans by 1/2 inch, add more water when needed, don't let them dry out.
  9. Bake without stirring for about 5 to 6 hours or until beans are tender. (remove bay leaf)
  10. In the last 1/2 hour of cooking add the 1/2 cup of MAPLE SYRUP and season with salt and pepper if necessary.

You will get rave reviews!!!!!


If these recipes didn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find many more right here:  https://www.saltwire.com/lifestyles/food-and-drink/maple-recipes-shared-with-cindy-day-434875/



Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network

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