Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blueberry: Dumplin' or Dumpling?

Ok, confession time…there are words that “annoy” me, I mean, I can’t even say them it is just too painful. #1 on the list of cringe words is dumpling without the “G” on the end. It just isn’t a word, and it sounds so weird. I even had to override spell check…it just kept on trying to add that needed “G”. There are many other words that I dislike, but I will spare you any more of my quirks. Is anyone else funny about words?

Don’t worry, if you like or use (cringe) the word dumplin I will try not to hold it against you. Just please, please, don’t use it around me! Ok?

Even though Paula named this sweet, delicious dessert Blueberry Dumplin’s (agh!) I tried it. Why? Mainly because I needed a quick dessert, have a surplus of blueberries and lovely Paula has never led me astray. That is why I love her so much! I am quite sure that this dessert would be great with blackberries or even raspberries. I was really loving the dumplings so I may try to double them next time.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar, plus 1 ½ cups
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4 tablespoons milk
1 quart fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cups water
Vanilla ice cream or fresh cream, for serving

Stir flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter or fork. Add milk to form dough. Mix berries, the 1 ½ cups sugar, and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Drop the dumplings into hot boiling berries by the tablespoonful. Cover pot, reduce heat, and cook slowly for 20-30 minutes. Do not remove lid before 20 minutes has passed. Serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.
Serves 6

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Cheryl said... are SOOO easy!!

You have just set your self up...let's see....spoons scraping..."dumplin"....they go together SO well...You gotta get ALL that bluberry yummy gooey stuff outta your bowl...right????

Maybe we can make some at Mamaw's next time you come down!!!

Let's see 20 people...eating "dumplins"...and getting their bowls SUPER clean....would that drive you CRAZY...or WHAT??? R-O-F-L

"I'M JUST SAYIN'......."

P.S. You know I LOVE YOU!!!!

prov3130grl said...

I know exactly what you mean! I can't stand the words roomie and hubby (though, I know that doesn't bother a lot of people).

I am definitely making this dessert in the near future

April said...

Ohhh Did this bring back memories! My mom made this a lot in the summer when her blackberry bush was full of berries. The blueberries sound good, but I'd really like to make it with blackberries to remind me of my mom.

April said...

PS: I made your chicken noodle soup last night and it's delicious! Thanks for posting such yummy recipes.

Katie said...

Cherie,I should have known. What on earth was I thinking when I wrote this post! I don't think I will be coming around for a while!

Katie said...

April, I am so glad you tried the soup and liked it! Oh, and I agree blackberries would be wonderful!

Michelle Schomaker said...

Katie-I really want to try this it looks so good! I'll let ya know when I do!!:)

Katie said...

Michelle, thanks so much for your comments. I am glad you liked the cowpoke chili and cabbage soup. Freezing soup is has been a real lifesaver for me!

Michelle said...

I say Dumpling with a G! haha... This looks SO yummy! Can't wait to try it... Gotta love Paula... (And all that BUTTER!) :) A girl after my own heart... :)

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

oh, yum. those look wonderful!

Heather said...

I cant wait to try this this summer when our blackberries get ripe. I made so many things with them last summer and this looks like it would be great. The kids love to go pick them and come in and make something with them for "free".

Upstatemomof3 said...

You are too funny!! The dessert looks awesome!!

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