There can never be too many maple leaf motifs for a festive Canada Day gathering. Here are some ways to incorporate this iconic Canadian symbol in your food besides just using maple syrup. All it takes is a maple leaf cookie cutter.
- Maple leaf-shaped linzer cookies. The raspberry jam can stand in for the red in the Canadian flag.
- An ice cream sandwich with chocolate shaped maple leaf cookies and strawberry jam filling.
- Maple leaf bruschetta with maple leaf-shaped bread dough and oven roasted tomatoes on top.
- Now that your bread has a maple leaf hole in it, fry in the pan with an egg in the centre. Or serve the bread on a plate and fill with scrambled tofu.
- Cut watermelon into maple leaf shape for a refreshing snack.
- After making pancakes, cut them into maple leaf shapes and stack them one on top of the other with a thin spread of maple butter in between. Feel free to shower the stack with blueberries.
- Place maple leaf cookie cutter on a plate and fill with granola. Spoon some yoghurt (dairy or non-dairy) around the cookie cutter then remove it. Hopefully the maple leaf shape remains in your whimsically plated parfait.