Maple Syrup Doughnuts

Beignes à l'érable

  • 1 envelope (8 g) of dry yeast
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of maple sugar
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of maple syrup


36 portions
    1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water in a bowl. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
    2. Heat the milk until it boils and pour into a large bowl. Add butter, salt and maple sugar and mix until dissolved. Add the yeast mixture.
    3. Add half of the flour and mix using a beater.  Stir in the eggs. Gradually add the rest of the flour until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.
    4. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead adding more flour if it is sticky.
    5. Place in a buttered bowl and let rise until it doubles in size, for approximately 1 hr and 15 min.
    6. Knead for another minute and let rise for 30 minutes.
    7. On a floured surface, roll out the dough using a rolling-pin to a thickness of 1 cm (1/2 inch). Let rise for 10 minutes.
    8. Preheat oil in a deep fryer to 190°C (375°F).
    9. Form the doughnuts into desired shapes and drop into the oil.
    10. Meanwhile, bring the maple syrup to a boil in a pan. Once the doughnuts are golden in colour, remove from oil and place in the maple syrup. For a strong maple flavour, let the doughnuts sit in the hot mixture for 2 minutes. Place the doughnuts on a cooling rack and let cool. Decorate.
Additional information

Garnish: Decorate with any maple syrup product (butter, sugar, maple sugar chips, taffy, mini candy, etc.)

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