Canadian Recipes

Submitted by:
Jane Maddin
1st Orleans Pathfinders, Orleans, Ontario, Canada
Guide Zone Gatherer of Games, Inspiration and Themes

These recipes are either Maritime or Acadian. Hope you like them!

Blueberry Grunt

1 quart of blueberries
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar

Boil blueberries, water and sugar in a saucepan until there is plenty of juice.

Sift together 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tsp of sugar. Add 1 tbsp of butter and sufficient milk to make a soft dough (approximately 1 3/4 cups of milk). Drop dough by tablespoons over berries, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

This is good and relatively quick for when unexpected guests arrive.

Blueberry Buckle

1/4 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
pinch salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup of milk

Mix and place in 8x8 pan. Spread with 1 pint of blueberries. Sprinkle with following mixture.

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup of flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
Bake in 350 degree oven until done.

Sugar Pie (tarte au sucre)

Fill a 9-inch uncooked pie shell with a half inch of brown or maple sugar. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cream and dot with 2 tablespoons butter and cover with a lattice top. Bake at 400 degrees F from 35 to 45 minutes.

Molasses Cookies (biscuits a la melasse)

Sift together
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon each of cloves, allspice and nutmeg

Beat in
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vinegar

Chill and roll out very thin, cut in fancy shapes. Bake on ungreased sheet at 375 F for 10 to 12 minutes. These make very nice gingerbread men.