Maple Syrup Dumplings
In keeping with the Canada Day festivities, Lyne is happy to share this delectable delight: Maple Syrup Dumplings (Grands-Pères). A favourite recipe from her home province of Quebec, it is sure to please any sweet tooth! Très bien!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 dumplings
- 2 cups (500 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup (60 mL) sugar
- 2 teaspoon (10 mL) baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon (1 mL) salt
- ¼ cup (60 mL) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup (250 mL) milk
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) vanilla extract
- 1 can (540 mL/19 oz) maple syrup
- 1 cup (250 mL) water
- In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
- Add the milk and vanilla, stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough is smooth.
- In a large saucepan, pour the syrup and water and bring to a boil.
- With two spoons or a moistened ice cream scoop, shape the dough into about 12 balls; use about 30 mL (2 tbsp) for each ball.
- Drop the balls one by one into the boiling syrup mixture.
- Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Serve with the hot syrup and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.