Maple Grandfathers (Grands-Peres a L’erable)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Boomette

This is a traditional desserts in Quebec made with maple syrup. It's sinful :P From Coup de Pouce.

Top Review by jbchapuis

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.
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preparation of the grandfathers : Mix sugar, baking powder, salt and flour. Incorporate shortening. Add milk and mix until the dough is homogeneous.
  2. Syrup preparation : In a big casserole, bring to boil the maple syrup and water. With an ice cream spoon, do balls with the dough and put in the casserole. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes but don’t remove the cover during the cooking time.

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