Fruit dumplings with variations

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour; sifted
4 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
3 tablespoons Shortening
1 cup Milk
1 cup Fruit

Mix and sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar: cut in shortening. Add milk, stirring quickly to make a stiff dough. Stir in 1 cup fruit such as seeded grapes or berries and drop from tablespoon into rapidly boiling salted water; cover and cook 12 minutes. Drain and serve, with any desired sauce.

Maple Dumplings: Use fruit Dumpling recipe above, omitting fruit; cook in syrup made of 2 cups maple syrup and 1 cup water. Serve Dumplings with syrup as sauce.

Quince Dumplings: Use fruit Dumpling recipe above omitting fruit. Fill muffin pans half full of quince sauce or preserves and drop dumplings mixture on top. Bake in hot oven, 425° for 15 to 20 minutes or steam in steamer for 15 minutes. Serve with lemon sauce.

Lemon Sauce is in another post. TD Recipe by: America's Cookbook-1945 Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by LVFG53A@... (MRS IRA M DENNIS) on Aug 14, 1997

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