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pouding chomeur à l'érable dans un bol blanc et sur une serviette verte et blanche

Pudding Chômeur: The Authentic Quebec Maple Flavor

The Origin and Evolution of Puding Chômeur

Puding chômeur, an emblematic dessert of Quebec culinary culture, has its roots in the period of the Great Depression. At that time, less well-off families sought to create tasty desserts with simple and economical ingredients. The name “chômeur” echoes this modest origin, symbolizing a dish accessible to all, even in times of economic crisis.

Initially, puding chômeur was prepared with basic ingredients: flour, sugar, milk, and sometimes leftover bread, all topped with a caramel sauce made from brown sugar or corn syrup. Over time, this dessert has evolved, enriched with various influences and ingredients, while maintaining its simplicity and comforting character.

Over the years, pudding chômeur has gained popularity and refinement. Quebec cooks began experimenting with local ingredients, particularly maple syrup, a treasure of the region's gastronomy. The inclusion of maple syrup not only brings an authentic Quebec touch to the dish, but also enriches its flavor, replacing refined sugar with a natural and nuanced sweetness.

Our modern version of puding chômeur celebrates this heritage, while highlighting local products. By using exclusively maple products, our recipe pays homage to tradition, while offering a contemporary and refined version of this classic. With this recipe, we not only wish to perpetuate the history of puding chômeur, but also offer a unique taste experience, anchored in the richness of Quebec flavors.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 15 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 45 minutes
⏲️ Total time 1 hour
🔧 Difficulty level Intermediate
🍽️ Servings 6 persons
🔥 Calories (approximate) 550 calories per serving

Complete Recipe: Maple Pudding Chômeur

Ingredients for the dough
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 cup tempered butter
  • 1/2 to 1 cup maple sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
Ingredients for the sauce
  • 2 ¼ cups maple syrup
  • 2 ¼ cups of 35% cream

  1. Preparation of the dough:

  2. Preparation of the sauce:

  3. Assembly and cooking:

  4. Service :

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Maple Pudding Chômeur Recipe

Q1: Why use unbleached flour in this recipe?
A1: Using unbleached flour provides a slightly denser texture and richer taste, which is ideal for pudding chômeur, as it gives more body and depth to the cake.

Q2: How much maple sugar should I use?
A2: The amount of maple sugar varies from 1/2 to 1 cup, depending on your sweetness preferences. More sugar will make the cake sweeter, while adding a deeper, more complex flavor compared to white sugar.

Q3: How to adjust the amount of milk in the dough?
A3: The amount of milk needed (between 1/3 and 1/2 cup) depends on the moisture of your flour and the size of your eggs. Adjust the milk to obtain a dough of the right consistency.

Q4: What is the benefit of increasing the amounts of maple syrup and cream in the sauce?
A4: Increasing the amounts of maple syrup and cream makes the sauce richer and more abundant, which intensifies the maple flavor and enriches the overall dessert.

Q5: Can we replace the 35% cream with a lighter cream?
A5: It is possible to use lighter cream, but this will affect the richness and texture of the sauce. 35% cream is recommended for an optimal taste experience.

Q6: Is it possible to prepare this recipe without eggs?
A6: Omitting the eggs will change the texture of the cake. For an egg-free version, other ingredients would need to be adjusted to maintain the structure of the cake.

Q7: Can pudding chômeur be stored and how can I reheat it?
A7: Pudding chômeur can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven or microwave. However, it is best when eaten fresh.

Q8: Is this recipe suitable for events or large meetings?
A8: Absolutely, this recipe is great for family gatherings or special events. It can easily be multiplied to serve a larger number of people.

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