Robert Hausslein from Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind makes maple sugaring season a party in his community of Landgrove, VT. Robert, his wife Ann, their three children, and countless friends and neighbors work together to collect sap from over 800 taps.
“Boiling is also a major community affair, with potluck and cocktails fueling us into the late night.” -Robert
Now the story of this maple syrup is going to get a bit more interesting. This creative couple infuse their maple syrup with smoke to make, “Smoked Maple Syrup”.
“Using food grade compressed air and venturi injection principles, we bubble low temperature maple and beech wood smoke through a finished vat of maple syrup for roughly 24 hours. Key aromatic notes and flavors are preserved while we re-filter the infused syrup to deliver a clean consistent product for your cooking pleasure.” – Robert
My favorite way to use this unique and very special ingredient is as part of a barbeque sauce for pulled pork. I start with a traditional tomato base, add a bit of heat, and then add a generous amount of Smoked Maple Syrup. The deep and dark maple flavor is sweet while the addition of the hardwood smoke adds a hearty and savory element. Your senses will be overloaded with the sweet smell and the rich taste
There are dozens of great recipe ideas on Sugar Bob’s website. Use Smoked Maple Syrup as part of your favorite salad dressing, marinade, or burger topping sauce.
Now it’s your chance to try Smoked Maple Syrup from Sugar Bob’s Finest. ENTER HERE! Thank you Robert and Ann for hosting this giveaway.
And thank you to Apple Mountain on Burlington’s Church St. During a visit there last fall I asked them to share their favorite product with me and they shared Smoked Maple Syrup (which they were sold out of at the time). Find Smoked Maple Syrup at Apple Mountain and these fine retailers.
The winners of this giveaway are giumarrac@ & mglawler@. Congratulations! Check your email.