Grand-Père dans le Sirop. I just replaced the butter with Crisco, because that it what mom uses and I baked it in the oven instead of cooking it on the stove-top, just like mom. Then I added some cinnamon to the dough, because I felt like it. I happen to enjoy the taste of cinnamon and maple.
Just look at all that maple gooeyness at the bottom. That's where all the flavor is. And yes, the addition of cinnamon was the right choice. I even sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on the whipped cream.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert maple syrup dumplings casserole French Canadian spring
Ingredients (18 servings)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups maple syrup
- 1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350º F
In a stand mixer combine the flour, milk, baking powder, vegetable shortening, salt and cinnamon. Mix on low until all incorporated and dough forms. Scrape sides of bowl as needed.
With a large scoop, scoop dough into even balls and place in a 9 x 13 glass dish.
Pour maple syrup over the balls of dough, then pour the water over the syrup.
Bake at 350º F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the dough comes out clean.