Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a very old Canadian recipe that was handed down from one generation to the next. It is still as good today as it was then.
- 2 cups cake flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2 cups maple syrup
- 2 cups water
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender. Add milk and mix well.
- Combine maple syrup with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Drop the dough in the hot maple syrup by the tablespoonful. Cover and cook 25 minutes.
- Serve very hot, pouring over them the syrup in which they were cooked.
Grandp?res are very popular in Quebec. We have sugar shacks in my family and it's a recipe we often do during this special time of the year. Your recipe is great. The grandperes had a great texture. You didn't mention to lower the heat while boiling. We had to because it was boiling too much. And the dough has to cook slowly to have a nice texture. And while cooking the grandperes, never remove the cover as the steam is very important. Thanks Elmotoo :) Made for the Australian recipe swap for March 2012
Made for PAC, Spring 2007 ~ Making this recipe was a totally new experience for me! First off I've NEVER baked anything using cake flour [I now have some on hand!], & I've never used that much maple syrup for anything! I did use unsalted butter, so adding the small amount of salt was no problem. All that being said, these very unusual 'thingies' tasted great, & I'll be making them again!