Maple Pouding Chomeur (Lazy Cooks Pudding)

Maple Syrup, maple pudding chomeur, maple syrup pudding, lazy cooks pudding, traditional canadian recipe, canada foodThis delicious self-saucing pudding from the Laurentians in Quebec is laced with maple syrup and is a perfect winter dessert served with a bit of table cream. The translation is “Lazy Cooks Pudding” and in fact, it is very, very easy to make.

• 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
• 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
• 2 tsps (10 mL) baking powder
• ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
• 1 cup (250 mL) milk
• ¼ cup (60 mL) melted butter
• ¾ cup (175 mL) maple syrup
• ¾ cup (175 mL) brown sugar
• 1 cup (250 mL) water
• ¼ cup (60 mL) butter
• 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla or maple extract

In a bowl, stir or sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the milk and melted butter, stirring to make a thick batter. Transfer to a lightly-oiled 8 cup (2 L) glass casserole.
To make the sauce, in a saucepan stir together the maple syrup, brown sugar, water, butter and vanilla or maple extract.  Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the pudding base.
Bake in a preheated 350’F (180’C) oven for 35 – 45 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

Serves 6.

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