My husband grew up with his Mom making dumplings in soups, desserts...etc. He was really happy when I told him that I found a recipe for a dumpling dessert.
The original recipe is called "Strawberry Dumplings", made by WendyMichelle at FamilyCorner.com.
I subbed mixed berries instead of using all strawberries. This was my first attempt at making any type of dumpling dessert so my dumplings weren't really pretty. Even so, the dessert was really good! The thought of dumplings cooked this way wasn't appealing to me at first but since I'm usually game for tasting everything that I make, I tried it. Boy was I surprised how much I liked it!
Here's my recipe with a couple of changes:
4 Tbsp. melted butter
4 tsp. baking powder
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
12 Tbsp. flour - I had to add 4 more TBSP of flour to make the batter stiff enough to spoon into the pot.
Combine to make stiff batter to hold shape.
2 cups sugar - I would only use 1 - 1 /2 C. of sugar the next time.
Mash berries with sugar. Bring to boil in a large pot
with a tight
lid. Drop dumplings into hot liquid, reduce heat and
simmer, with lid on, for 15 minutes. Don't lift lid - don't peek!
Remove dumplings carefully to dessert dishes and spoon berries
A quick and easy dessert for any night of the week!