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Blackberry Stew and Dumplings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups ripe blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar may add up to 1 cup if desired
  • 1 cup water

Dumplings:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the blackberries, sugar and water. Simmer for 20 minutes. At 10 minutes check sweetness level and add more sugar if desired. Stir occasionally

Make the Dumplings:

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar in a large bowl

  2. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender

  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup beat together the eggs, milk and vanilla

  4. Add the wet ingredients in stages. Use a fork to mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Move the moistened pieces to the side and add more wet ingredients until all combined
  5. Drop by the teaspoonful into the stew. Turn the heat down to low and cover for 20 minutes. DON'T PEEK. The dumplings are steaming

  6. Stir the stew to break up the dumplings. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream