These maple sugar biscuits start with a flaky biscuit dough, rolled up with a maple sugar and butter filling. As they bake, the sugar and butter caramelizes in to such sweet goodness!
I love using maple sugar in and on things and one of my favourite sweet treats are these maple sugar biscuits. These are delicious buttery biscuits, that are rolled up with maple sugar and butter and baked up to flaky perfection.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Maple Sugar – maple sugar is quite easy to find in my part of the world, but I realize it’s not the case everywhere. If you can’t find maple sugar, or it’s too expensive where you live, you can make a simple substitute by combining 1 cup regular sugar with 1 1/4 tsp maple extract. You could also use light brown sugar or demerara sugar.
- I purchased my maple sugar at Bulk Barn here in Canada, so for Canadians, look for it there. The Bulk Barn version is actually maple flakes, which you’ll want to quickly run through a food processor to make it more fine. A word of warning though … it’s not the cheapest of ingredients. You’ll need about $5.00 worth of maple flakes for this recipe. But trust me when I say … it will be worth every penny :) For others, maple sugar is available to purchase online quite easily.
- Don’t skip the baking sheet under your muffin tin. These will bubble up and over a bit and make a mess of the bottom of your oven if you don’t have something under it. Even at that, you may wish to run your oven fan, as any bubble overs are quite sugary, so may burn and smoke a bit.
- These are best eaten on the day they are baked, but they do freeze well, so don’t hesitate to freeze any you can’t eat up right away. Store in an airtight container, once cooled. You can re-heat them to enjoy them warm again, by placing them on a baking sheet and re-heating in a 350F. oven just until warm.
Making Ahead, Storing and Freezing
Like most biscuits, these are best enjoyed freshly baked, though they will keep stored in an airtight container for a couple of days. These biscuits should also freeze well.
Get the Recipe: Maple Sugar Biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoons granulated maple sugar, *see Notes for substitution
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, reduce to 1/4 tsp is using salted butter
- 5 Tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted, cold, cut into small pieces
- 3/4 cup whole milk, or 2% milk, in a pinch
- 6 Tablespoon butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated maple sugar
- Preheat oven to 400F. (regular bake setting/not fan assisted) with rack in centre of oven. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups and set on to a baking sheet. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, maple sugar, baking powder and salt. Blennd in butter with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-sized pieces of butter. Add milk and stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms. Gently knead dough 8 to 10 times with floured hands on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin into a 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Spread softened butter evenly over the dough and then sprinkle all over with maple sugar, pressing firmly on the sugar with your palm to help it stick to the butter.
- Beginning with one long side, roll up the dough tightly, jelly-roll style. Trim both ends slightly, to remove any uneven part of the roll, then cut the roll into 10-12 slices with a sharp knife (about 1-inch wide). Place slices cut side down in prepared muffin cups. Gather any maple sugar from your work surface and sprinkle on top of rolls. Fill any empty muffin cups 1/2 full with water, to ensure even cooking.
- Bake in preheated oven with muffin tins on top of a baking sheet to catch any bubble overs, until rolls are puffed and golden, about 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the muffin tin for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool further.
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Hi! I’m Jennifer, a home cook schooled by trial and error and almost 40 years of getting dinner on the table! I love to share my favourite recipes, both old and new, together with lots of tips and tricks to hopefully help make your home cooking enjoyable, stress free, rewarding and of course, delicious!