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Maple Syrup and Dark Chocolate Squares with Maple Sugar

A Classic Reinvented: Maple Syrup and Dark Chocolate Squares

Maple syrup and dark chocolate squares are a sweet fusion of tradition and innovation. This recipe has its roots in North American pastry where maple syrup, an emblematic ingredient of Canada, brings a natural and complex sweetness. On the other hand, dark chocolate introduces a touch of sophistication and richness to this dessert. Together, they create a perfect blend for lovers of sweet treats.

Maple Sugar: A Sustainable and Tasty Choice

The use of maple sugar, less refined than traditional sugars, gives these squares a distinct texture and taste. This sugar is harvested from the sap of the maple tree and offers a flavor profile that beautifully complements the intense taste of dark chocolate.

Variations on the Theme

Although this recipe focuses on maple syrup and dark chocolate, it can be adapted to suit tastes. For example, adding nuts or dried fruit can provide a pleasant crunch that contrasts with the softness of the squares. Likewise, the introduction of spices such as cinnamon or ginger can enrich the taste bouquet.

Summary
🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 35-40 minutes
⏲️ Total time 50-55 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 12 squares
🔥 Calories (approximate) 270 per serving

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 120 g butter (1/2 cup)
  • 45 g maple sugar
  • 120 g flour (1 cup)

For the fondant:

  • 250 ml maple syrup (1 cup)
  • 50g dark chocolate (adjust to your preference for chocolate richness)
  • 135 g of maple sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml of salt (1 tsp)
  • 15 g of flour (2 tbsp.)

Instructions
  1. Preparation of the dough:

  2. Preparation of the chocolate fondant and maple syrup:

  3. Finalizing the fondant:


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Q&A

1. Can you use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate? Of course, milk chocolate can be used for a sweeter, less intense version. Adjust the amount of maple sugar accordingly to balance the sweetness.

2. How to store maple syrup and dark chocolate squares? These squares keep perfectly in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or can be refrigerated to prolong their freshness for up to a week.

3. Is there a vegan alternative for this recipe? Yes, the butter can be replaced with a vegan alternative and the eggs with applesauce or commercially available egg substitutes for a completely vegan version.

4. What type of mold is recommended for this recipe? A 20 cm (8 inch) square mold is ideal. Be sure to butter it or line it with parchment paper for easier unmolding and cutting.

5. Can these squares be prepared in advance for an event? Absolutely, these squares lend themselves well to making ahead. They can even be frozen and enjoyed later, letting them thaw at room temperature before serving.

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