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Question: Hey Chrissy, this might sound like a dumb question, but my friend and I are having a debate and we need some guidance! When one of your recipes calls for maple syrup, should I use the real stuff or the Aunt/Mrs. (fake) stuff? Thanks!

If you are cooking the syrup in any way, always use maple. During my first book,  I tried to develop a recipe for candied green beans, sweetened by baking them in Mrs. Butterworth’s. THIS WAS A HUGE MISTAKE. Basically the flavor of Mrs. Butterworth’s cooked away, leaving only the lasting taste of not-really-syrup chemicals.

So yeah. Always use maple. Unless you’re just slathering something after cooking, then Aunt Jemima or MBW is the way to go!!

chrissy teigen

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