Forgive the lack of accent circonflexe on my o..but my computer brings me to another page when I use the alt+code for the accent..
So pouding chomeur..translated..means an unemployed man's pudding~
Well it is warm and fuzzy and cozy and decadently delicious..
if you like cream and maple syrup.
Jacques' dad owned a grocery store..there were 5 kids in his family and busy times..his mom often made these and they are still one of his all time fave desserts.
He even makes them for himself and has several variations of recipes saved in a binder.
I make them too..
What I am offering today is one of one million recipes for this..but like Goldilocks..I have found the right one for us..I have a bit of one and another one and yet..another one.
This one..is perfection itself.
Mind you Jacques often makes the sauce w/ just water and brown sugar etc..
but this is my fave..so try my fave first if you want to love PC..
It could be served w/ linen:)On Linen..and china..
Like in that pretty resto I happened upon in Little Italy~
in one word..raffiné..
it's got the light cake..not heavy..some are like bricks I kid you not..and the sauce is like the best fudge..sucre a la crème ...softened and warmed and creamy...EVER.
La Recette~for my BEST.
For the batter..
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsps melted butter
4 tsps of baking powder
3/4 cup of milk
I add a touch of maple extract .. Watkins
Pre-heat your oven to 350F
Mix the ingredients and spread in a greased baking dish..here I used a Rachel Ray fluted ceramic pie dish..and above small ind.ramekins.
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
Bring to a boil in a saucepan..
Pour over cake batter.
Bake in the 350F oven for 35-45 mins until it is set.
Serve warm w/ ice cream.
You can also bake ahead and just warm in an oven..don't bake it again..just warm it.
It is loved by all.
It's not a pudding..it's a cake w/ a fudge sauce.
You could also use this good alternative,that is from the first cookbook I started adding notes in:)Little flowers here and there..hearts..oh my..Dorothy and Toto.
2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup milk
4 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1 tbsp flour
1 cup maple syrup
Bake in a pre-heated 375 F oven for 35-45 minutes..
And don't forget to serve warm w/ a dollop of ice cream..and wait for the.."mmmmmmmm's".... "is this ever good"!
My brother had a birthday..68..he loved his card.
Shutterfly thank you for great cards and calendars.
Happy that made me.. he must have been 11 ..me ..4.
He looks invincible..I must admit I look a bit bratty there..
..his Perry Como sweater was at home I guess..my mom loved him..I remember our console stereo playing his songs..and Nat.....Bing..
She always did my hair like that.. the front pulled back w/ a ribbon..then a tonypail:) Another ribbon at the back I am sure.
God I loved her. Happy little girl she made me.
A few other things that make me happy..Max arriving at the door w/ a container of soup and tapenade from his mommy..Frédérick made the soup..she the tapenade..♥
Put all the gardens to bed..God bless Jacques I tell ya.
What a helper..
All the furniture..ornaments..stored..
Some roses still budding and blooming amidst this grey grey weather..and this little pansy popped up out of nowhere..where I had some growing 2 years ago.
You never know.
You never know what can happen.:)
awww..footnote..I said to Jacques I wish you had photos of your dad's grocery store..I looked..nothing ..but this came up and he said yes! That's it!
His sister owned it..and at one point the name changed..but this is it:)♥
And still there..!
It was called by his dad's first and last names..then ..as a dépanneur w/ just the last name..and now totally different..but Jacques assures me..that was it.. he lived there until he was 8..upstairs..
Talk about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn..not far off..at the beginnings..but in Montréal..in the 40's.