Maple syrup dumplings

    30 min

    Called grands-pères au sirop d'érable, or 'Grandfathers in maple syrup', these dumplings are a French Canadian classic. Here is my grandmother's recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 190g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons margarine or vegetable shortening
    • 240ml milk
    • 350ml real maple syrup
    • 240ml water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. For the dumplings: Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Rub in margarine or shortening until crumbly. Add milk and mix until smooth.
    2. In a large saucepan, bring the maple syrup and water to the boil.
    3. Using an ice cream scoop, drop dumpling mixture into the boiling syrup. Cover, reduce to low heat and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked (but gooey) and the syrup has thickened. Do not uncover while cooking. Serve warm, or cold.

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