Poor Man's Pudding

There is nothing poor-tasting about Chuck Hughes' pudding, a rich and tasty traditional French-Canadian dessert.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

Maple Sauce:

2 cups/500ml pure maple syrup

1 cup/250ml 35-percent cream

1/2 cup/125ml brown sugar

1/4 cup/60ml butter

Batter:

1 cup/250ml butter, at room temperature

1 cup/250ml sugar

1 tablespoon/15ml pure vanilla extract

2 cups/500ml all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons/10ml baking powder

Pinch salt

1 cup/250ml milk

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). For the maple sauce: Bring the maple syrup, cream, brown sugar and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. For the batter: Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, and beating until just combined. Divide the batter among 8 ramekins. Pour the syrup over the batter. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the pudding comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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