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.

    This recipe is made in two steps,

    The Cake and the Maple Sauce.


    The Cake

    1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

    1/2 cup white sugar

    1 egg, at room temperature

    1/2 tsp vanilla

    1 cup flour

    2 tsps baking powder

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


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

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

In another bowl, whisk together 
the flour and baking powder.

Add the flour mixture, and the milk,
 to the butter mixture, 
mix all together to make the cake.

Pour into greased pan.


    "precooked on the stove,
     in a saucepan"

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

3/4 cup 35% cream

1/4 cup butter.

In a medium saucepan,
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.

It will look like this...

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.

Below freezing at night
and warmer days,
ideal temperatures
 for the sap to run.
Usually in March/April.

Sap is collected from the Maple Trees,
 and boiled into Maple Syrup.

Thanks for your visit.


1 comment:

Christine said...

I will definitely try this , since of course I’m from Calgary, Canada.