Maple Syrup Poached Eggs

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water

 

Instructions

Add maple syrup and water to a medium saucepan, or enough liquid to make 1/2 ” in the bottom of the pan. Bring the water and syrup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium so the liquid is at a gentle boil.

Gently crack the eggs into the syrup, one by one, leaving plenty of space between the eggs. Don’t worry if the top of the eggs are not covered by the syrup. Cook eggs, without touching them, until the whites firm up and turn white about 3 minutes. Flip over and cook 1-2 minutes more.

Serve immediately with fresh bread or pancakes. Also delicious cold.

 

Crusty No Knead Bread

Yield: 1 large loaf

  • 6 cups flour (800 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast (6 grams)
  • 3 teaspoons salt (16 grams)
  • 3 cups cool water (600 grams)
  • Cornmeal and sesame seeds as needed

In a large bowl, stir flour, yeast, and salt together. Add the water, and stir until you have a wet, shaggy dough, about 30-45 seconds.  Cover bowl and let rise 12-18 hours at room temperature. The dough is ready when the surface is bubbly and has doubled in size.

Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it. Don’t be alarmed if the dough is super runny. It will firm up. Sprinkle dough with a little flour and fold it over on itself once or twice.

Return the dough to the bowl, cover, and let rise another 2 hours. The dough is ready when it has doubled in size again.

A half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees and put a heavy pot with the lid on inside the oven. (Cast iron or enamel pots work best, but the high heat will ruin the look of your enamel pot over time).

Carefully remove pot after 30 minutes, cover the bottom of the pot in a layer of cornmeal (so the bread doesn’t stick), then pour the dough into the pot and finally – sprinkle the top of the dough with sesame seeds.

Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove the lid and bake another 20-30 minutes, until loaf is dark, golden brown. Cool on a rack, then cut a huge slice, slather it with homemade apple butter, maple syrup or strawberry jam, and be transported straight to heaven.

Pets des Soeurs or Nun’s Farts

Ingredients

  • Leftover pie dough, puff pastry dough, etc.
  • Soft butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon

Directions

Roll dough into a  rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

Spread a layer of butter over the dough

Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter until the square is well covered, then cinnamon to taste.

Roll dough tightly into a log shape then slice into 1/2 inch pieces.

Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.