Father’s Day: celebrate with maple

Maple bacon breakfast bun

Father’s Day is fast-approaching and, although many restaurants are now open for indoor and outdoor dining, why not show your dad some love with a selection of home-cooked treats this year?

Whether you’re planning on stepping into his shoes with a summer BBQ or would prefer to go for something more traditional like a Sunday roast, we’ve got plenty of maple-infused recipes for you to enjoy at home. 

Why not give your dad the perfect start to Father’s Day with breakfast in bed this year? This maple bacon breakfast bun with fried eggs is perfect with a big dollop of ketchup and a cup of tea, and will be sure to put a smile on his face on his special day.

If you’re planning on going out for a Father’s Day picnic in the sunshine this year, then this crustless tomato quiche with maple will be a great addition to your spread. Made with juicy tomatoes, tangy Cheddar cheese and maple syrup, this is a quick and easy family favourite.

For those of you wanting to dust off the barbecue this Father’s Day, give these halloumi kebabs with sweet pepper and maple relish and broad bean hummus a try. Accompanied with chestnut mushrooms and courgette ribbons, this recipe will be sure to make him feel as though he’s been transported to a Greek paradise this Father’s Day!

Alternatively, if you want to recreate that fine-dining restaurant experience, James Golding’s maple and sloe glazed venison loin with butternut squash and sage puree is the one for you. Made with sage, thyme, rosemary and garlic, it’s packed full of flavour and will certainly allow him to indulge.

If you’re struggling for gift inspiration this Father’s Day, why not show just how much you care with a homemade gift? These maple gummy bears will make a delicious, sweet treat and will be sure to impress once he learns they were homemade by you, just for him.

We’d love to see your dad enjoying some of your delicious, maple-infused creations, so don’t forget to send us your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

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.