Happy 150th Birthday Canada, July 1st 2017!!
I was thinking of what kind of desserts are very typical to Canada. Each province and territory has its own specialty. From Nanaimo Bars, Saskatoon Berry Pie, Butter Tarts, Apple Pie, Tarte au Sucre, Wild Blueberry Pie, Beaver Tail (like Elephant ears), and many more. Anything with Maple Syrup comes into my mind of course!! A very popular Canadian Coffee Chain has these Maple Boston Doughnuts and these the are my favorites. I have not had a doughnut in years…really. But I’ve made baked jelly donuts or as we call them in Switzerland, “Berliner”. Of course a doughnut should be fried, but these taste really soft and yummy, are easy to make and are a little on the lighter side that way;)
My son was helping me forming the doughnuts. He is slowly getting better, but he is starting to get a bit bored, so this was something for him to do. You can form the donuts as big as you like, from doughnut hole shape to regular doughnut size. The dough, custard and glaze are sweetened/made with maple syrup to really get into the maple goodness, or Canadian spirit:)
Baked Maple Custard Doughnuts
Find the recipe here: Coconut Custard mini tarts with mixed berries
-You can use any non-dairy or regular milk for this recipe
-Sweetened with 1/3 cup of maple syrup
-Do not forget to make the custard ahead. It needs time to cool and set.
- 200 g unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp dry instant yeast
- 50 g butter
- 125 ml milk
-40 g butter melted
-Mix together flour, salt and yeast, add maple syrup.
-In a small saucepan mix together milk and butter and over low heat let the butter melt. Add to dry ingredients and mix well, then start kneading dough until forms a soft ball. Place back in bowl and cover with plastic wrap, let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
-Form dough into desired doughnut shapes, place onto sheet, cover and let rise again for about 30-45 min.
-Brush doughnuts with melted butter. Bake in preheated 350/180C oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp butter
-In a small saucepan mix maple syrup and butter together, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let cook until thickens while stirring constantly.
-Dip or brush warm donuts with the maple glaze (as much as you like)
-I filled the warm doughnuts first, then glazed. Works well with a small round pastry tip.
-These taste best when freshly made!
Happy Canada Day!
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