Maple Raisin Pudding
Quebec supplies 80% of the world's maple syrup, due to its large maple forests and ideal weather. My husband, Stanley, and I are veteran sugar makers who still do many things the old-fashioned way. For 6 weeks each spring, we tend to 8,000 tree taps in addition to the milk "spigots" on the 50 cows at our dairy farm.—Chemin Holmes, Ayers Cliff, Quebec
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup milk
- 1-1/2 cups maple syrup
- Whipped cream or ice cream, optional
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time,
- beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, salt
- and raisins; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.
- In a small saucepan, bring syrup to a boil; pour into a greased
- 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour batter over hot syrup; do not stir.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with cream
- or ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 356 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.