Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pouding Chômeur ~ Poor Man's Pudding

    It's maple syrup time here in Quebec.

    The sap running from the maple trees
     is used to make maple syrup.

    A sweet syrup used in cooking and baking.

    This dessert is a traditional 
    French Canadian pudding.


    The Cake

    1/4 cup butter

    1/2 cup sugar

    1 egg

    1/2 tsp vanilla

    1 cup flour

    1/2 tsp baking powder

    3/4 cup milk. (I used Almond Milk)

    Maple Sauce

    3/4 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cups 35% cream

1/4 cup butter.

Preheat oven to 325 deg. F.
Grease a small baking pan. approx 8 x 6.

 With an electric mixer mix the
 butter and sugar until blended.
Add egg and vanilla and blend together.

In another bowl, whisk together 
the flour and baking powder.
Add this flour mixture, and the milk,
 to the butter mixture.
Pour into greased pan.


Bring the maple syrup, brown sugar, 

cream and butter to a boil,
stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes.

Pour sauce gently over cake.
Place pan on a cookies sheet to bake,
to prevent spills in your oven.

Bake 325 deg.F. about 35 minutes or
 until cake is light brown

and when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Thanks for your visit xo...

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mocha Muffins

If you like mocha,
you'll love these mocha muffins.

A great flavour of coffee
and chocolate...
Also plain and
 whole wheat flour,
adds texture and fibre.

 All mixed together by hand,
in 3 easy steps.
No mixer needed.
Yields 12 large muffins.

Recipe adapted from "The Joy Of Baking"

Wet Ingredients
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
(I used Almond milk that I had on hand) 
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup (strong) black coffee or
 espresso at room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or
 any kind of nuts you have on hand.
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 deg. F.
Whisk all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.

Whisk all the dry ingredients in a large bowl

Combine the wet and dry ingredients
Do not overmix, as this will result in tough muffins.

Fill paper lined muffins tins.

Bake 20-25 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.


They were delicious.

Thanks for your visit xo