Blueberry Dumplings from Frank Davis
I was walking through the Farmer's Market Saturday looking at all the fresh produce and fruits. One vendor was selling blueberries. Since I wrote an article on the produce, I thought this week I would post two recipes featuring blueberries. Here's one from Frank Davis.
2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Dash of salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ice-cold butter
1/2 cup milk
First thing you do is place the blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar, dash salt and water into a medium-sized, heavy-bottom saucepan hat has a tight-fitting lid. Then, while stirring, bring the combination to a boil, but immediately reduce the heat to low and simmer the fruit mixture uncovered for 5 minutes. After the allotted cooking time, stir in the lemon juice and cover the pan.
In the meantime, make your dumplings by sifting together the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Then with a pastry blade cut in the butter until the mixture turns the consistency of coarse meal. At this point add the milk all at once and stir the batter until the flour is dampened.
All that's left to do now is drop the dumplings by tablespoons into the simmering blueberry mixture, cover the sauce pan tightly, and cook everything over low heat for 10 minutes without removing the cover. The end result is dumpling perfection!
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