MINNEAPOLIS — In this week's KARE in the Kitchen Alicia Lewis is making her husband's favorite, a French Canadian spin on bread pudding. It's called "Poor Man's Pudding, or as Quebecois say it, "Pouding Chomeur,". It's made with simple ingredients from your pantry and a Canadian staple... maple syrup!
This recipe is courtesy of Chuck Hughes of the Cooking Channel!
- 2 cups pure maple syrup
- 1 cup 35-percent cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup milk
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
For the maple sauce: Bring the maple syrup, cream, brown sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
For the batter: Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and beating until just combined. Divide the batter among 8 ramekins (or small serving dishes). Pour the syrup over the batter. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the pudding comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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