Celebrate VE Day the maple way with these best of British recipes

British summer fruit trifle with maple

May 8, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, and while it will be spent at home this year, here we have rounded up our very best of British recipes to help you celebrate.

These dishes are perfect for family feasts and relaxing evenings over the long weekend. Discover how you can easily add an extra oomph to lunches, dinners and desserts with just a few splashes of pure Canadian maple syrup.

Use this extra time at home as an excuse to indulge in a family favourite, British summer fruit trifle with maple with lashings of seasonal fruit, cream and custard. It’s achieved its cult status in the desert aisle for a good reason, and this easy to follow recipe shows how you can make a staple sweet treat for your family.

Fancy giving a traditional roast a delicious twist? Why not impress your family with this sweet spiced roast beef with chickpea mash – a simple and delicious one-pot recipe that can be enjoyed any day of the week, not just on a Sunday.

A wellington is another true British classic, and this salmon wellington with maple basmati rice puts the perfect spring twist on the traditional dish. Wellington can be enjoyed hot or cold – we love serving the leftover portions with salad for lunch the next day.

Baking in particular has enjoyed a resurgence over the past few weeks and this vegan maple and pecan scones recipe is the ultimate afternoon treat, especially when served with a pot of piping hot tea. The combination of maple and pecan is a classic duo and a perfectly British (with a Canadian twist!) way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day!

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Happy cooking!

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.