Strawberry Dumplings

posted by Linda in San Diego 01-17-100 12:53 PM

Strawberry Dumplings

The legend of this recipe: This recipe was found in an old trunk that came across the Oregon Trail in the 1800's. The pioneers used any kind of wild berry, including wild strawberries. This recipe has been cut down to this small amount from feeding about 120.

4 eggs
4 Tbsp. melted butter
4 tsp. baking powder
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
12 Tbsp. flour

Combine to make stiff batter to hold shape.

4 cups strawberries
2 cups sugar

Mash berries with sugar. Bring to boil in a large pot with a tight lid. Drop dumplings into hot liquid, reduce heat and simmer, with lid on, for 15 minutes. Don't lift lid - don't peek!

Remove dumplings carefully to dessert dishes and spoon berries over. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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