French Canadian Interview Project


This is a very old Canadian recipe that was handed down from one generation to the next. It is still as good today as it was then. This was Grandma Gauthier's favorite dessert. I still can remember how happy she was when she ate this dessert.


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsps. butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 2 cups water

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Add milk and mix well. Combine maple syrup with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Drop the dough in the hot maple syrup by the tablespoonful. Cover and cook 25 minutes. Serve very hot, pouring over them the syrup in which they were cooked.