Blackberry dumplings

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 quart Fresh or frozen (loose-pack) blackberries
1 cup Plus 1 tablespoon sugar,
1 Divided 3l4 teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon Lemon extract
1½ cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
⅔ cup Milk Cream or whipped cream, optional

In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt and lemon extract. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and remaining sugar and salt. Add milk; stir just until mixed.

(Dough will be very thick.) Drop by tablespoonfuls into six mounds onto hot blackberry mixture cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Spoon in-to serving dishes. Serve with cream or whipped cream if desired.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

From the files of Al Rice, North Pole Alaska. Feb 1994

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