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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cherry Dumplings

Cherry Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
1/2 cup cherry juice
1 1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups pie cherries

1 cup sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
dash of salt
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons margarine

Sauce: Combine all ingredients in order given in heavy skillet or saucepan. Simmer gently about 5 minutes.

Dumplings: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut or rub in butter or margarine. Add vanilla extract to milk. Add milk to flour mixture and stir to make a thick batter. Drop by teaspoon into cherry sauce. Cover, steam for 20 minutes. Serve dumplings warm with cherry sauce.

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