This beignet recipe with maple blossom is easy to make and a sure sign that spring is here!
I love spring, it brings out a sappy, sentimental side of me that feels hopeful. It’s like a fresh start. We finally come out of the darkness of Canadian winter and each week new spring delicacies pop-up telling us summer is just around the corner.
While I’m Canadian I haven’t seen or even contemplated eating maple blossoms before Dave bought some for Loka Snacks along with some other foraged ingredients. If you live outside the city or just near some maple trees you could go get them yourself for free.
We served maple blossom beignets this week at Loka Snacks, but this is an easy beignet recipe, so easy it can be made with a home deep fryer.
Don’t be intimidated by the French term beignet as this could also be called maple blossom fritter recipe – it’s basically the act of taking fresh maple blossoms, dipping them in batter and topping with powdered sugar.
We don’t have many traditional Canadian foods but when we served this I thought it was one of the most Canadian things to eat during the spring. The maple blossoms are really floral and earthy and are a reminder that there are so many good to things to come.
Maple Blossom Beignet Recipe
Dip in batter – don’t worry about moving quickly there’s always time for a photo.
Fry until golden, top with powdered sugar and smoked maple syrup – if you don’t have smoked on hand regular maple syrup is also delicious.
Have you ever had maple blossoms? What else do you forage in spring?