Friday, March 26, 2010

caramel dumplings

This is a sickeningly sweet but very good recipe for a frugal minded dessert. It uses all LTS( long term storage) ingredients so is easy to take on a camping trip or if you are caught off guard and need a dessert on a moments notice. I like this served with fresh fruit  but it also  serves well with ice cream or whipped cream.

1 1/4 cup self-rising flour*
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3-1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In mixing bowl cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls of dumpling dough into simmering sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.
Makes 4 servings.
* Or substitute 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.

1 comment:

  1. Those look and sound so good I will have to make them today, thank you for posting the recipe.