• Tommy Centola

Cajun Blackberry Dumplings

Updated: Jan 4

Summer is here and it’s the best time for fresh berries. So this week, I will feature two berry dishes. The first one features blackberries. I remember picking blackberries at my grandmother’s house. She has one bush but it always produced a great bunch of berries.

4 tablespoons Melted Butter

1 cup Milk

2 large Eggs, well beaten

3 1/2 cups Sugar divided

2 teaspoons Vanilla

3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

3 teaspoons Baking Powder

4 cups Bottled Water

1 1/2 quarts Blackberries

Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice cream for serving

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, eggs, 1 cup Sugar, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir, but do not over mix.

When dumpling batter is ready, combine water, 2 1/2 cups sugar, and blackberries in a large skillet. Cook fruit over a medium heat until mixture thickens. Drop dumpling batter by heaping teaspoons into the blackberry sauce mixture in skillet. Cover and cook until the dumplings rise.

Test them with a fork to see if they are done. When a fork inserted into dumpling comes out clean, remove them from the skillet and continue with the remaining batter.

Serve warm right out of the skillet with the blackberry mixture. Top each dish with whip cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!!!

Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!

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