Bored with martinis? Here’s something different.
3/4 oz maple syrup
3/4 oz dry gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz bourbon
Shake over ice and serve.
MAPLE DATE NUT BREAD
Adapted from the Michigan Maple Syrup Association booklet.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 cup chopped dried cranberries (original recipe calls for dates) and 1 Tbsp butter. Stir until butter melts. Add 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans).
Sift together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, and 3/4 tsp baking soda. Stir in 1 cup whole wheat flour.
Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until just dampened. Pour into greased loaf pan (spray with canola spray, or butter). Bake for one hour. Cool before slicing.