About this recipe:Maple syrup pudding is a classic French Canadian recipe. The cheaper version, called 'poor man's pudding' (pouding chômeur) is prepared with brown sugar and water instead of maple syrup. In both cases, the sweet syrup falls to the bottom during baking.
100g margarine or shortening
200g caster sugar
2 small eggs
250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
350ml real maple syrup
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:30min › Ready in:45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Beat margarine or shortening in a bowl; add sugar, eggs and milk; beat well. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually incorporate to the wet mixture. Transfer to a 20 cm square glass baking dish.
Boil water and maple syrup together in a saucepan for a couple of minutes. Pour on top of the sponge mixture in the dish (syrup will fall at the bottom while cooking).