To complete the meal at the South Arm Community Kitchen, Minoo shared an apple pudding recipe as a dessert.
For those of you who are health conscious, you would like to pay attention to this. This is because of the use of maple syrup. Two days ago I read an article that had identified our maple syrup as a superfood (see article here). Superfood is describe as food with high phytonutrient content that may provide health benefits.
This Apple Pudding is sweetened with maple syrup. We love the addition of cinnamon which goes very well with the apples and raisins. Cinnamon is high in antioxidant and the essential oil of cinnamon also has antimicrobial properties which can help in the preservation of certain food. I love the aroma in the kitchen when baking with cinnamon.
- 4 to 5 large ripe apples
- 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup, divided
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons (45ml) melted butter
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup (50ml) milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- ground cinnamon
Source: this recipe is adapted from A Taste of Quebec (Macmillan)