One of my favourite wintertime recipes is an old classic from my home province of Quebec. I started making this recipe over a decade ago. It’s been scribbled in my childhood cookbook for as long as I can remember.
It’s a very simple dessert, made of just a handful of ingredients: butter, flour, sugar and maple syrup.
Legend has it that this dessert was created by female factory workers after the depression of 1929. These women had to find ways to work with very few ingredients. It’s even said that the caramel sauce was made with brown sugar during hard economic times, and was later replaced by maple syrup.
Every time I make it, it’s a hit. My husband requests it whenever we’re at the cottage, after a good snowshoe or winter walk. There’s truly nothing quite like it.