Friday, July 12, 2013

Blueberry Dumplings

Yummy blueberry dumplings!

Recently I heard a yummy story on NPR. Valerie Erwin, chef and owner of Geechee Girl Rice Cafe in Philadelphia, shared her recipe for blueberry dumplings. I was already hungry and this story just put me over the edge. The dumplings just sounded so yummy - I had to try the recipe! The blueberry dumplings were even more delicious than I imagined.

Here's the recipe Erwin shared with NPR:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
6-8 tablespoons milk
Mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently mix in milk until it becomes a very soft dough
Stewed Blueberries
2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Bring the blueberries, water and sugar to a boil in a wide pan.
Divide the dough into about five dumplings and drop on top of the blueberries. Lower heat to a simmer and cover the pan tightly. Steam for 12 minutes. Serve warm.

Blueberries and dumplings - a match made in heaven!

Add the dumplings to the gently boiling blueberry sauce and cover with a lid for about 12 minutes.

The dumplings soak up some of the blueberry sauce - yum!

Yum yum yum!

If you like blueberries, give it a try. It is fast and easy to make!

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