June Recipe: Nelson CupcakesSift 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour with 2 ½ tsp baking powder and ½ tsp salt.
Cream ¼ cup shortening.
Gradually add 1 ¼ Maple Sugar.
Beat 2 eggs until slightly thickened, add dry ingredients alternately with ½ cup cream. Add nuts.
FIll cupcake papers ¾ full. Bake at 375 degrees Farenehiet about 15-20 mintues. Cover with Maple Butter. Garnish with walnut halves.
For Canada Day, try adding mini Canadian flags on toothpicks to your cupcakes for even more of a Canadian effect.
Source:The Sugar Bush Connection by Beatrice Ross Buszek
Maple Baked Chicken
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 chicken breasts
1 /4 cup maple syrup
½ tsp. thyme
¼ tsp. sage
1 medium onion, chopped
3/ 4 cup chicken broth
Stir flour together with salt and pepper. Dust both sides of the chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Coat frying pan with spray. Add chicken breasts and brown. Move chicken breasts to oven-safe baking pan.
Stir maple syrup together with spices and pour over chicken. Add chopped onion and pour chicken broth into pan.
Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked
Source: Anne McAlpine, Who's Cooking?