Father's Day Grands-Peres - Maple Syrup Dumplings
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Serves: 6
From the March 2011 issue of Saveur These are so intensely sweet I like to cut the sweetness with some tart plain Greek yogurt, but to really push the decadence factor, serve them with cream. They're also great all by themselves.
  • 1¾ cups maple syrup (for a richer flavor, choose the darker, less refined (and less expensive) Grade B Maple Syrup)
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 4½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ cup butter, frozen
  • ¾ cup milk
  1. In a large Dutch oven or another deep pot with a lid, bring the maple syrup and 1¼ cups water to a boil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Grate the frozen butter (using the large holes of a box grater) into the flour mixture and toss, add milk and stir with a fork until a lumpy dough forms.
  3. When the syrup mixture is boiling, use a spoon to drop spoonfuls of the dough into the boiling syrup. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium, and let simmer 10-15 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked through.
  4. Serve warm with the extra syrup and, if you like, cream or yogurt.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at http://www.thedomesticfront.com/fathers-day-grands-peres-maple-syrup-dumplings/