With every spring comes Sugar Shack season here in Quebec. The Maple trees give us there good water that we then proceed to boil for a long time until it becomes Maple Syrup, Sirop D'Érable in French. When cooked even longer, it becomes Maple Taffy, Tire D'Érable. Cabane à Sucre is the place where you can eat all of the delicious meals made out of maple. Such as: Fèves aux lards, Saucisses dans le sirop, Pouding chômeur, Tarte au sucre, Tire sur neige, Grand-Père, etc. />
Here's how you can make homemade Maple Taffy on Snow or Ice
- 1 Can Maple Syrup
- Popsicle Sticks
- Candy Thermometer
- Snow or Ice
- Pour the whole maple syrup can into the big pan. It needs to be big because when the sugar boils, it more then triples in size. Turn heat to medium-high. Observe, and place the thermometer. After about 10 minutes or once it reaches 115°C or 238 °F, it's ready.
- Take a large container and fill it with snow. Make sure the snow is compact. You can also place water in a pan and wait for it to freeze.
- Pour a small quantity of hot taffy over the snow and wait a few seconds for it to become hard. Take your stick and roll the taffy around. Enjoy and try not to get too sticky!