What a great memory. I used butter instead of shortening for the biscuits. Also I do two batches, one as is (for those with nut allergies) and to the other I add walnuts or pecans to the syrup after it comes to a boil and then the biscuit mixture.
If I am transporting it, as I have done for work & family gatherings, I transfer it to a 6 qt. crockpot. I remove the biscuits to a plate, pour the syrup mixture in and then add back the biscuits.
ALWAYS SERVE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM. ;~)
If you have raised donuts that are past their prime add syrup to a bowl, put in the donut, cover and microwave for about a minute. It soaks up the syrup beautifully.
These are a rich and decadent treat! The dough seemed a bit thin but I let it sit while the syrup mixture was heating and by the time I was ready to cook the "grandfathers" it was thick enough to handle. The dough cooked into a light and moist dumpling soaked in sweet maple flavor. Thanks for posting this recipe!
I messed this up so badly and it still turned out great. I used a pot I though was big enough and I ended up transferring it to a bigger one once it started to boil over. I also thought I could make the dough in two separate batches. My fault, not the recipes. But, despite my mistakes, the kids reported that they really liked this treat. It really is easy to make and the syrup turns out nice and thick. Thanks for the recipe.
I do not like giving 3 stars for this, because I think it was something I did wrong. When I made them they all stuck together and did not look anything like the picture. I used a large porcelain covered cast iron casserole. I would like to make these again as they tasted great but looked terrible
Very easy to put together and very tasty. I made this for breakfast, but I think it would be good as a dessert served with ice cream. Thanks for posting!
This was so very simple to make although I would not consider it a 'dessert' but rather a breakfast item. It tasted like pancakes.... Very good pancakes!
My MIL used to make these for her 13 children and my husband remembers them well. He's thankful, too, that I'd found this little treasure and thanks you for posting it. Made for the Beverage Tag.