How to Make It
Make your maple solution. Blend the maple syrup. While blending, stream in the calcium lactate and xanthan gum mixture until fully combined. Let rest to dissipate the air bubbles anywhere from 1 to 12 hours, or pass gently through a fine sieve.
Make your sodium alginate bath. Blend water and sodium alginate until dissolved. Let rest to dissipate the air bubbles anywhere from 1 to 12 hours or pass gently through a fine sieve.
Make your spheres. Make sure everything has been chilled. Gently spoon ½ tablespoon of the maple-calcium solution into the alginate bath. Let gel for a minute. Scoop out and place in a separate water bath to rinse.
If holding for more than an 1 hour, add some maple syrup to the finishing water bath because the spheres are water permeable and will dilute in flavor over the course of a few hours.
Top your favorite pancakes with these maple syrup bombs.