"Dissolve 2 cups of white (or brown) sugar in 1 cup of water and boil 1 minute. Cool and add 1/2 tsp. maple."
I always just put the sugar in the saucepan with the water and let it dissolve as it heats up, and I add the maple while it it still warm. You may also add 1/4 tsp. vanilla to make it extra yummy.
It's a bit thinner than storebought syrup, but tastes so much better. (It does thicken slightly when stored. I store mine in the refrigerator and warm slightly in the microwave before serving.) I bought a syrup dispenser at Walmart and, voila! The perfect syrup, whether we're having quick, frozen waffles or Texas-sized pancakes.
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Have a wonderful Wednesday!