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Saturday, 25 June 2011 00:20

I recall over 50 years ago, my grandmother commenting to Mama that she could take those skinny children and “fatten ‘em up” by providing a healthy serving of buttered toast covered in Steen’s syrup for


breakfast every morning. Well, Maw Maw was probably right because we did enjoy the sweet cane syrup over pancakes, waffles, French toast and even plain bread at least once a week. I actually never heard of maple syrup until I had traveled out of state and asked for cane syrup with breakfast one morning; the waitress expressed this confused look as if to say “what in the heck are you talking about”?

Steen's Cane SyrupIt’s been nearly 100 years that the C.S. Steen Syrup Millfolks have been producing the 100% pure cane syrup in Abbeville, LA. The 5th generation now manages the company which began as a small operation producing two barrels of syrup per day. Grandma Lillian B. Steen and her mother-in-law worked side by side filling the metal cans with hot, freshly cooked syrup to be delivered to country grocers throughout Acadiana.

Steen syrup’s use is much more than simply a coating over pancakes and waffles. Try substituting cane syrup the next time your recipe calls for brown sugar or molasses. You’re certain to enjoy the unique taste difference.

Sample this great barbeque sauce recipe with your next cookout or if you’re hosting a holiday party, impress your guests with this delicious cocktail meatball recipe using Steen syrup. The sweet syrup is also tasty as a glaze over baked ham or as a coating with baked yams or sweet potatoes.

Steen’s Syrup is another great example of Louisiana products that add that distinctive Cajun touch to your meals. You’ll find a number of websites that feature Louisiana products available for home delivery in the event you’re a “displaced” Cajun! So make da grocery in yo p.j.’s!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 16:25