Kickstart Father’s Day with these delicious recipes by Maple from Canada including a Bacon Breakfast Bun (yum!) and a Lemon Myrtle, Maple and Raspberry Cheesecake to share with the entire family for morning or afternoon tea.
Bacon Breakfast Bun (Makes 4 portions)
- 8 rashers streaky bacon
- 3 tablespoons pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber for its rich taste)
- 4 eggs
- 4 brioche buns, cut in half and toasted
- Tomato ketchup to serve
- Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the bacon on a rack over a baking sheet. Cook for 6 mins until starting to turn crispy, then remove and brush with maple syrup on both sides. Cook for a further 6 mins until crisp.
- Fry your eggs and place one on the base of each toasted brioche bun.
- Top with the glazed bacon, a dollop of tomato ketchup and the lid of the bun.
Lemon Myrtle, Maple and Raspberry Cheesecake (Makes 10 portions)
Ingredients for the cheesecake base
- 3 cups digestive biscuits, crushed
- 90g unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp salt
Ingredients for the cheesecake batter
- 2 cups single cream
- 2 tbsp dried lemon myrtle
- 2 cups cream cheese
- 1 3/4 cups maple sugar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate flavour)
- 1/8 cup Cornflour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Fresh raspberries to garnish
Method for the cheesecake base
- Preheat oven to 160°c.
- In a large bowl, mix the crushed digestive biscuits, salt and melted butter.
- Line a round piece of baking parchment in a 25cm springform cake tin.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the cake tin using a spoon and bake for 10 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack while preparing the cheesecake batter.
Method for the cheesecake batter
- Pour the single cream into a small pan and gently bring to a simmer.
- Take the pan off the heat, add the dried Lemon myrtle leaves and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
- Mix the maple sugar and cornflour in a bowl.
- In a mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
- Change the paddle to the whisk attachment.
- Add the maple sugar and cornflour mix into the cream cheese and whisk on a low speed.
- Add in the eggs, egg yolk, maple syrup and vanilla extract and gently combine.
- Drain the infused cream (step 1) with a sieve, then pour it into the cheesecake batter.
- Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared springform cake tin and bake for 1 hour.
- Keep refrigerated for 8 hours minimum after baking.
- Once cool and set, run a round-bladed knife around the sides of the tin to loosen any stuck edges.
- Unlock the side of the tin, slide the cheesecake off the bottom of the tin onto a plate, then slide the baking parchment out from underneath.
- To garnish, top the cheesecake with fresh berries and pour over more maple syrup, then serve.
Looking for more Father’s Day recipe ideas?
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Maple Rum Balls are sure to be a hit for Dads’ who enjoy this dark spirit. This recipe makes 40 balls and only takes 30 minutes to make (plus one-hour resting time in the fridge).