I think I bought it about 3 years ago at the Le Gourmet Chef outlet in Cabazon, out near Palm Springs. It's been sitting in a sealed stainless steel container just biding it's time until I rediscovered it. Well, rediscover it I did, I did. It's kind of powdery, being made from boiled down maple syrup and all. Not quite as sweet as granulated sugar, but with a delicious maple-y flavor. Like those sugary pressed maple candies (since it's pretty much the same thing, just ground up)
The wheels in my head started turning, and turning, and turning, and turning, and turning.... Did I mention they were turning?
Then, just about the time the burning tire smell started making me nauseous, it hit me.... Thanks to comments left by Spryte and Patti on my Cherry Pie post regarding left over Pastry Crust.....
Maple Sugar Pâte Brisée Pinwheels or rather Spirals. Just like a cinnamon roll....oh yeah.... cinnamon would be good with maple sugar... Right on!
Super Simple, Super Easy and Super Delicious....
Maple Cinnamon Spirals
1/2 recipe Pâte Brisée
Room Temperature Butter
Maple Sugar (Although I am sure Brown or Granulated would work just fine)
Optional - Egg white
Preheat your oven to about 400-425
Roll out your left over pastry dough into a square (As close as you can get it)
Schmear it with room temperature butter then sprinkle it with maple sugar (or equivalent) and cinnamon. (Leave a strip on one edge, so you can seal it)
Roll it up. (you can seal the edge with egg white if you wish)
Slice about 1/4 inch thick and place on a parchment lines baking sheet. (don't worry so much about spacing, they are not going to puff or spread like regular cookie dough)
Bake for 20 -25 minutes.
Enjoy with a big cup of coffee.