Thursday, 6 October 2011

Trying Canadian Food

Our adopted country Canada played very well in the Pool play, with a very special victory over Tonga, so to celebrate that victory Ms Tataurangi showed us how to make Grand-peres au sirop d'erable (maple syrup dumplings).

Grandpere dough

Maple Syrup and water simmering
We tasted the maple syrup and then made little dumplings to drop into the boiling maple syrup and water.

Lots of little dumplings ready for cooking

Ready for serving
When they had cooked, we ate them with a little bit of milk or cream. Even though this was a new taste experience, nearly all of us liked the dumplings.

Here's the recipe if you'd like to try them at home.
1 1/2  cups of maple syrup
3/4 cup of water
Put these two ingredients in a big pot and bring to the boil.
Mix 2 cups of flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of butter in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
Add 1 cup of milk into the mixture and combine to make a dough.
Drop little balls of dough into the boiling liquid, cover and let simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and enjoy.

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