Recipe: Cajun Blackberry Dumplings
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 large whole eggs, well beaten
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure 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 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 teaspoonfuls into blackberry sauce mixture in skillet. Cover and cook until dumplings rise.
- Test them with a fork to see if they are done. When a fork inserted into dumplings come out clean, remove them from the skillet and continue with the remaining batter.
- Serve warm right out of the skillet with the blackberry sauce mixture ladled over. Top each dish with rich dollops of whipped cream or ice cream.
Number of servings (yield): 4
Recipe adapted from and Photo courtesy of: LouisianaCookin.com