I’m going to throw myself into a maple syrup-induced coma any moment now. A happy sugar coma.
I tend to do that when I go home to Canada. All those foods you associate with growing up? Splurge time. All dressed potato chips.
Summer harvest pie.
Baby carrots (the tiny little smooth type sold in a bag. Dipped in ranch dressing.)
The joyous squeak of curd cheese.
As for that maple syrup? I was visiting Lanark County for a bit, “Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario”.
I was in my element.
And now, after 3 weeks of gorging, I find myself waddling back onto the plane.
Adios, Canada. I’ll be home to see you again soon xx
Mini Maple Crunch Cakes (small scale)
- 1 1/2 cups sf gf flour
- 1/2 cup gf plain flour
- 1 cup white sugar
Stir in 150g butter
- ½ cup real maple syrup
- 1/2 cup milk
- ½ cup pecans
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Pour into mini cake pans, and bake for 1 hours at 140oC
Maple Pecan Ice Cream
Stir over medium heat until sugar has dissolved:
- ½ cup thickened cream
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ white sugar
Stir in ¼ cup crushed pecans.
Place in fridge to cool before using ice cream maker to complete frozen fluffiness.
They look ridiculously good, but then, most things with maple syrup do! Welcome back to Australia 🙂
It’s been 25 years since I was in Canada, and the border is only a couple of hours away. Why don’t I go there? Canadians are such great people, and the food. Oh, the food. You’ve made me teary with jealousy. These recipes are now bookmarked and on my ‘to do’ list. I’m so glad you were able to go and bring this back for all of us. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Vanessa, it’s good to have my kitchen back at least, even if I do wish I was still home in Canada!
And wow, Mac, that’s a long time! Lots have changed in 25 years for sure. 🙂
I almost hyperventilated when I happened across this recipe while looking for a recipe for maple something ice cream but may have actually shed a tear when I noticed that those amazing looking cakes are made with GF flour. My daughter and I (both celiacs)are dying to try this. Thank you, thank you!
It’s always a struggle being celiac isn’t it! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did 🙂