Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pouding Chômeur De Jacques~

Jacques loves Pouding Chômeur..It's one of his favorites ..I let him make it..My daughters like it also..I leave it to them..I'll grab the cookie..

But it's a great dessert..It means a poor man's pudding..which I don't like the translated name at all..but I can't change it:)

At this time of year.. with Maple Syrup so's a perfect dessert~

La Recette~
La Recette~

1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 cups brown sugar

Make a syrup w/ the above by first mixing the flour into the brown sugar..bring to a boil and pour your syrup in your casserole dish.

1/2 Cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
3/4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

Cream butter and gradually add sugar then eggs..Beat well..In another bowl sift flour .salt and baking powder..add to the butter mix alternating w. the milk,,Aromatize..Pour this dough over the syrup and bake at 375 ap 30-40 mins.

Make certain you use real maple makes all the difference~


  1. It has been a long time since I made Pudding Chaumeur; merci pour ta bonne recette.

  2. Ohhh Poor Man's pudding. One of my favourites, and yours looks fabulous!! I am printing out! xxoo

  3. Oh Monique, my dear mother would make this for us occasionally ~ I have very fond memories of it! I don't remember it being as beautiful as yu have presented it for us here. Exquisite!

    You jiggled a very happy memory for me this morning. Merci, mon ami! xo

  4. I've never had this, but I would love to try. Looks so good. Great photos.
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Oohhhh...this looks good. I have never seen this before...
    Like a pudding cake...I make a chocolate one and a lemon one...

  6. I think of this dessert as typically French Canadian. Thanks for the reminder to make it.

  7. C'est mon dessert favori aussi, celui que je choisirais parmi un buffet de desserts !
    Je note pour l'essayer :)

  8. I'll be Jacques will like seeing others love this dessert as mucha s he does:) Bonne Journée~

  9. Monique, this looks lovely- and appears to be a desser my mother, with her sweet tooth, would adore. Thank you!
    xoxo Pattie

  10. I've never heard of this...but I wish I had! It looks beautiful. It sounds delicious. What else can we ask?

  11. Bonjour.
    Une photo très gourmande... Un gâteau qui a l'air délicieux! Il va falloir que je teste vite la recette! Thank you! Julie

  12. Ciao, Monique.. your recipe looks really gorgeous, but for me is not so easy to find the Maple Syrup... is there something I can use instead of that? Mybe honey? Thanks and a kiss

  13. Monique, I'm not familiar with poor mans pudding. It sounds divine. The maple syrup would only make it better.

  14. I hvae not had this before but it looks like delicious comfort food.

  15. You do maple syrup proud... how I love using it... and this pudding is fabulous... it must be so rich and good and such gorgeous pictures! Is it a Canadian thing or a French thing?

  16. Bonjour Dani...Look what I found..
    f you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars. Serve maple syrup substitute warm over pancakes, waffles, and biscuits.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes


    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 cup boiling water
    1 teaspoon butter
    1 teaspoon maple extract or vanilla extract

    Place granulated sugar in a heavy skillet. Heat until the sugar melts and turns brown.

    Meanwhile, place brown sugar into a heavy saucepan. Pour water over brown sugar and bring to a boil without stirring.

    Add caramelized white sugar to the melted brown sugar in the saucepan. Simmer, stirring often, until syrup is thickened.

    Remove from heat, and whisk in butter and maple or vanilla extract.

    Serve maple syrup substitute warm over pancakes, waffles, and biscuits.

    Yield: about 1 cup

    I searched the net to see about shipping Maple Syrup to Italy..then substitute for Maple Syrup and this came up..I bet it could work..Maple Syrup is not very thick.. It's liquidy.

    I always thought of PC as a "Québécois" dessert.. apparently it was a recipe people developed during the 1929 crash.An economical dessert because there are MANY recipes w/out the maples syrup..Jacques makes another w/ just brown sugar.

    However..I see many different countries have it w/ different names:)
    Thanks again..hope you try it..

  17. I've never heard of this Poor mans Dessert...
    Reminds me of pancakes and syrup upside down...only much richer!

    If your family loves must be good.
    How nice Jacques will make it.

    reminded me of maple sugaring...good memories!

    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

    Oh! Tell Jacques...Dave actually golfed today with our son-in-law Mark.
    He felt pretty good and golfed well!
    Beautiful March so far!

  18. I have never heard of such a thing. But with my expensive jug of organic maple's not quite a poor man's pudding over here!

  19. I had never heard poor man's pudding either but your pudding looks very regal! I love learning new things ;)

  20. Oh Monique, I have never heard of this, but I sure will LOVE it! There is maple syrup in it!!! I love the golden top of this pudding. Jacques made it? Wow!

  21. I love the flavor of maple. This looks excellent!

  22. Your a lucky have ur husband make dessert! :)) it looks absolutely delectable..i will definitely keep the recipe to try later!

  23. Thank a lot Nana, you're really kind!!! I'll try it surely and I'tell you what happens!!! kisses

  24. I have never heard of this either. But having recently visited the maple sugarhouse (see my blog post), this sounds like a must-try!
    Merci, Monique.

  25. Quand on était petits, en vacances chez ma tante de Strasbourg, elle nous faisait parfois un gâteau avec les restes de pain rassis et de la banane, je crois ... Elle appelait ça le pudding "misère" ! On n'avait que peu de chômeurs, à l'époque ... ;o)) Mais le nom de misère m'a toujours empêché d'apprécier ce pudding, certainement délicieux, à sa juste valeur ! Tiens, il faudra que je lui redemande sa recette exacte ! Et puis je note le coup de le servir avec du sirop d'érable. J'en ai encore du délicieux, que Clément m'a rapporté de Bracebridge.

    Bravo aussi à Jacques, encore une fois ! ;o)


  26. superbes !! et puis avec les petits légo, j'adore voilà qui plairait beaucoup aux enfants

  27. I have also not heard of this dessert and am wondering why! It's maple syrup season now, and with the weather not quite warm it would be so comforting. After buying a new car 2 weeks ago, I think I could rename it "Poor Woman's Dessert" as I dig my spoon in!!

  28. Merçi pour les belles visites~
    I enjoy your company~

  29. oh my this looks good, never seen it before... and i had that very same can from you :-)

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