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If You Have A Maple Tree In Your Yard, You Can Make Your Own Syrup

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

I love breakfast. I can honesty say that I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day. Because, really, why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food? Well, some people are idiots.

If only I was lucky enough to have a maple tree in my backyard like this guy -- he's got fresh syrup waiting for him right outside his door. If you're also blessed with the sweet sap in your yard (don't tell me because I'll be too jealous), you should also totally follow this guy's advice for making your own ooey-gooey waffle topper at home.

It's easier than you think:

Drill a hole the same width as your tap using an upward angle.

It should be about three inches deep...then insert the tap.

Run the hose to your receptacle, something like these 6-gallon jugs.

Once you've got your sap, it's time to boil it. A lot.

He used a turkey fryer burner and a stainless steel steam table pan on top to create an evaporator and recommends doing this outside.

Once it's a light bourbon color and the bubbles start to last longer, you can bring it inside to finish the boiling.

When it gets to 219.5 degrees Fahrenheit and the bubbles start climbing up the pan, it's time to take it off the heat.

Strain the debris using a linen or terrycloth towel over a heat-safe bowl.

Once it cools a bit, pop it in a bottle!

(source Instructables)

Or pour it right onto your waiting waffles. And please invite me over for breakfast sometime. I'll bring my own fork!