Cardamom Maple White Chocolate Brownies

Cardamom Maple White Chocolate Brownies

It is very difficult to improve on a classic like fudgy, chocolate brownies.  I was curious, however, if you could make a brownie with white chocolate.  It turns out you absolutely can, especially if you add some Cardamom Infused Maple Syrup to bolster the white... read more
Arancini with Merquén

Arancini with Merquén

Made with Arborio rice, this finger food is perfect for dipping in our Merquén Infused Maple Syrup. Arancini 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup Arborio rice ¼ cup finely diced onion 1 garlic clove ¼ cup white wine 1 ½ – 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth Salt and pepper ¼... read more
Soft Pretzels with Sweet or Mustard Dip

Soft Pretzels with Sweet or Mustard Dip

I don’t bake bready type things often so tackling a classic like soft pretzels was new culinary turf for me when I first tried this recipe several years ago.  In this case, the instructions called for parboiling the pretzel dough in a solution of baking soda and... read more
Sweet Potato and Tahini Dip with Spicy Merquén Drizzle

Sweet Potato and Tahini Dip with Spicy Merquén Drizzle

I’m always cheered when I see chefs embracing maple syrup as a common ingredient in everyday cooking.  One chef I really admire who does this regularly is Yotam Ottolenghi, who was born in Israel but has since created a cooking empire in England.  Punching ‘maple’... read more
Cheesecake with Maple Swirls

Cheesecake with Maple Swirls

This is a gooey, mapley, creamy version of cheesecake.  There is a little bit of maple in each layer.  Just a tablespoon in the graham cracker crust helps bind the crumbs.  A bit in combination with brown sugar makes for a caramel-kissed cheesecake.  And the topper,... read more

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