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Maple Sugar Molds
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These molds are used to form maple sugar. The sugar is made by boiling maple syrup to thirty-two degrees above its boiling point, the point at which the sugar in the syrup crystallizes. The thickened syrup is then stirred until it is opaque, signaling the point of crystallization. At that point, it is poured into these molds. Maple sugar is now only eaten as a delicacy, but in the past it was the best way to preserve maple syrup. Syrup keeps for years if kept cool; maple sugar can keep even longer.
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