Brewing Up Sweet Memories in Terrebonne Parish
By Sarah Baudoin
Located at the northern tip of Terrebonne Parish, Baudoin Creations specializes in the production of pure, homemade cane syrup. During the fall, weekends on the Baudoin property smell of sweet boiling cane syrup.
Sugarcane juice boils down to a sweet, sticky and ready-to-eat syrup after 12 hours over the fire.
Tracy Baudoin explained the process of the production of the syrup and the work it takes his entire family to complete.
“We grow, cut by hand, grind, boil and bottle all of our product ourselves. It takes about 100 gallons of juice to make one batch of syrup. When boiled to the correct thickness, one batch will produce about 12-23 gallons of finished syrup which we then bottle, label and sell to those in the community,” Baudoin said.
The Baudoin Family has been making the syrup for nearly ten years now.
Baudoin says that with the southern Louisiana heritage, sugarcane farming is an important tradition to keep up.
“Once the old guys go away, nobody is going to remember how to do this kind of stuff,” Baudoin said about making homemade cane syrup.
The family says they eat the syrup on the usual pancakes, waffles and French toast, but other ways they enjoy it are over white beans, pork chops and even jambalaya. They also use it in the making of pecan pies and pork and beans recipes.
The syrup is sold at various festivals and through contacting the family:
Sweet Memories Cane Syrup:
Pint bottle $4.50
Case (12 pint bottles) $45
Contact Amy Baudoin at (985) 209-5949