Wednesday, July 9, 2008

BLUEBERRY DUMPLINGS

These blueberry dumplings are totally inspired from Paula's home cooking.Dumplings are "pieces of dough, sometimes filled, that are cooked in liquid " or "sweetened dough wrapped around fruit, such as an apple, baked and served as a dessert.(source - wiki).

Here small balls of sweet dough are slowly cooked in blueberry sauce.Its usually served warm or chilled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.I love to have these just like that too.Its so mouth watering delicious.YUM!!!

I had to make some changes from the original recipe because of the amount of butter.Original recipe can be found here.
INGREDIENTS

All-purpose flour - 1 cup

sugar - 1/2 -3/4 cup + 2 tbsp

baking powder - 1 tsp

Pinch salt

butter- 3-4 tbsp,softened

milk - 1/4 cup

fresh or frozen blueberries - 2 cups

Vanilla essence - 1 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice - 1 tsp

water - 1 water
METHOD

Stir flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter or fork. Add milk to form dough. Set dumpling dough aside.
In a large saucepan, combine berries, 1/2 -3/4 cups sugar(according to ur sweetness), vanilla essence and water and bring to a boil. Drop dumplings into hot boiling berries by the tablespoonful. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook slowly for 20 to 30 minutes. Do not remove the lid before 20 minutes has passed, and do not stir dumplings.Add the lemon juice. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

17 comments:

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

oh wow!! what an innovative recipe from paula!! it looks delicious! i can just taste it, and with a side of icecream, I would be in heaven!! :-) thanks for sharing, ranji!

kamala said...

Ranji this is more creative ...Absolutely delicious

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

Thatz a new dish for me .. looks great

Divya said...

Wow Ranji..the dumplings look delicious!!I esp love the bubbling snap.wish we could get those here;-(..great entry!!

Cham said...

Wow, i would definetly give out a try :) Looks delicious ur dumpling

Arundathi said...

ranji - that's just pure genius. i have some dried blueberries - gonna try it out! :) thanks.

Asha said...

Yummy! Great dessert Ranji. I love Paula Deen's recipes except leave out 3/4 of her fave "stick o'butter"!! ;D

See you in the Fall, hugs.Keep blogging!

Suma Rajesh said...

thats soo innovative dish...great entry......

Trupti said...

wow Ranji..dumplings looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing this new recipe.

Roopa said...

Wow ranji dear, dumplings look cute and yum:) did you have it with the ice cream we gave? :) Very good idea for fruits:)

Illatharasi said...

New dish for me, I love its colour:)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Gosh! what a pretty looking dish..yummy of course!!

Ramya Bala said...

Hi,
I watched Paula making this luv back,bookmarked at that time n almost forgot...Thanks for reminding and sharing...BTW,u have a good recipe collection..

Madhavi said...

Oh wow what a dish Ranji, new for me, and looks awesome, yummy yummy!!!

homecooked said...

These look so good! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

sowmya said...

lovely dessert.....nice recipe...

notyet100 said...

looks so delicious,..mmmm..feel like eatin now,..