Pudding "Chômeur"

3 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

This classic Quebec dessert (literally "unemployment pudding") was created during the Great Depression, to make use of very cheap ingredients (originally stale bread and brown sugar).

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 30 min Standing : 20 min Cooking Dish : 23x23cm (9x9 inch)
350 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


1 cup maple syrup 250 mL
1 cup water 250 mL
1 cup white flour (all purpose) 130 g
1 1/4 tsp baking powder 3 g
1 pinch salt 0.1 g
2 1/2 tbsp butter, unsalted 35 g
6 tbsp sugar 80 g
1 eggs size large
1/2 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 125 mL

Before you start

A hand-held or stand mixer will make things easier for this recipe.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the syrup with water. Pour the mixture into a square 9 in. pan. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar, using a mixer. Add the egg and beat 2 min until a smooth consistency is obtained. Incorporate the dry mixture to the egg mixture alternating with the milk. Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, spoon the batter into the warm syrup.
  4. Put the pan on top of a baking sheet (to collect any drippings). Bake in the middle of the oven about 30 mint. Check with a toothpick or knife to see if it is cooked through. Let cool 20 min.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (130 g)


% Daily Value




7 g

10 %

Saturated 3.7 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

20 %


50 mg


70 mg

3 %


69 g

23 %


1 g

3 %


48 g

Net Carbs

68 g


4 g

Vitamin A

7 %

Vitamin C

0 %


12 %


13 %


This recipe is :
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Vitamin B2
Good source of  :
Folacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1
Source of  :
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Zinc
Low  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1
Other Foods 3 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Desserts | Low Sodium | Halal | Kosher | Vegetarian | Canadian

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