---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: MAPLE SNOW (CANADA)
  Categories: Snacks
       Yield: 4 children
  
 --------------------------------INGREDIENTS--------------------------------
       1 c  Of clean snow;
            ->OR<-
       1    Tray of ice cubes;
     1/2 c  Maple syrup;
 
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            Pan or bowl
            Measuring cup
            Saucepan
            4 small paper cups
            Tablespoon
  
   How to Make:  Fill a pan with snow.  Be sure it is clean.  Have all your
   ingredients ready before you bring in the snow, so it doesn't have time to
   melt. If there isn't any snow, make crushed ice.  An easy way to do this is
   wrap a few cubes of ice at time in a kitchen towel and pound them with a
   heavy object, such as a rolling pin.  Put the crushed in a bowl. Continue
   until all the cubes are crushed. Heat the maple syrup in the saucepan over
   low heat for about two minutes until it is warm. Remove it from the heat.
   Fill each paper cup with enough snow or ice to make a rounded top. Drop a
   tablespoon or more of maple syrup on top of the snow or ice. Note: You can
   use either pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup for this recipe.
   
   STORY: In the center of Canada’s flag is a red maple leaf-a symbol of
   Canada’s many maple trees.  No wonder everyone likes to turn out in the
   early spring to help collect the sweet liquid from the sugar maples. The
   snow is still on the ground.  The sap is gathered and boiled down into
   maple syrup.  As a special treat, the hot syrup is poured over fresh snow.
   With cider and doughnuts, cups of sweet Maple Snow make festive
   refreshments at a sugaring-off party.
   
   Source: Many Hands Cooking, an International Cookbook for Girls and Boys
   for UNICEF (1974) by Terry Touff Cooper and Marilyn Ratner Brought to you
   and yours via Nancy O'Brion and her Meal Master.
  
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