FOR THE JAMUN
- 4 slices of slightly stale white bread (no crusts)
- 4-6 tbsp coconut milk (oat milk could also work)
- Oil for deep frying
FOR THE SYRUP
- 200ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
- 100ml water
- 1 tsp rose water
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 small handful of saffron
- Pistachios to garnish (optional)
- Roughly break the bread into small pieces. Place it in a bowl with 4tbsp of milk, and combine to form a dough. Add more milk 1 tbsp at a time if needed, until you have a smooth, workable dough.
- Roll the dough into small balls around 4cm, ensuring they’re smooth with no cracks or folds.
- Heat the maple syrup gently in a pan, adding the rose water, cardamom, saffron, and mixing well. After a minute or two, add the water, mix again, and let it all heat together for 5 minutes. Turn the hob off, but leave the syrup in the pan.
- Heat your oil in a deep pan, and drop 4 dough balls in at a time using a slotted spoon. Fry for around 5 or 6 minutes until they have a nice golden colour.
- Remove the balls from the pan and place straight into the syrup, which should still be warm – if it isn’t, give it a little reheat for a few minutes. Let the syrup infuse the balls for 2 hours and then they’re ready to serve. Garnish with some crushed pistachios.
A delicious maple twist on a wonderful traditional sweet treat.
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