Corncob Syrup

It’s bedtime for the youngens when you ask what they would like for breakfast in the morning. ‘Pancakes’ seem to be the consensus but you determine that you don’t have any syrup in the icebox or larder. But unlike old Mother Hubbard, you find that you do have corncobs on the shelf. We know that you can make jelly from these handy red or white TP substitutes, but can you make syrup you wonder. The answer to this seldom asked wonderment is YES. Here’s how:

Wash and break 6 red corncobs into 2 inch pieces. Boil for 1 hour in 3 quarts of water. Strain and add 3 pounds of brown sugar along with extra water to make 3 quarts. Boil until the mixture starts to thicken or is the consistency of maple syrup. Be sure the corncobs you have selected are clean and free from any mold. Light colored cobs make a lighter colored syrup and have a better flavor, something like maple syrup.

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