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                              Maple Tourlouche
 
 Recipe By     : The Canadiana Cookbook/Mme Jehane Benoit/1970
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Maple Syrup
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      c             maple syrup
    1      tbsp          soft butter
    3      tbsp          sugar
    1                    egg
    1      c             all-purpose flour
    2      tsp           baking powder
      1/8  tsp           salt
      1/4  tsp           nutmeg or cinnamon
      1/2  c             milk
 
 Bring syrup to a boil and pour into a generously butter 8 x 8 x 2 baking
 dish. Let stand in a warm place. With a large spoon or blending fork, beat
 butter, sugar and egg together until creamy.
 
 Mix remaining dry ingredients and add with the milk to creamed mixture,
 stirring until well blended. Place as four large balls into hot syrup, then
 stretch dough with two forks until all are joined together. This is easy
 because the dough gets very soft when it comes in contact with the hot syrup.
 
 Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. When done,
 invert on a platter or serve directly from pan.
 
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 NOTES : This is sort of a quick upside-down cake and a must in the sugaring
 season in Eastern Canada. It should be served hot with cold rich cream
 poured on top. As a variation, add some chopped walnuts to the hot syrup.