Butterscotch Dumplings

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For when you want a nice dessert but don’t have any fancy ingredients for nice desserts, these little dumplings, believe it or not, are utterly decadent, especially with cream. Serve in dessert dishes with cream pitcher on the side.

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼  teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Dumplings:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For Sauce: Combine butter, sugars, water and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer for five minutes. While sauce is simmering, make dumplings.

For Dumplings: Combine dumpling ingredients and mix well. Form into about 16 small balls and drop into simmering sauce. Cover and cook for twenty minutes without lifting lid. Serve warm with cream. Serves 8.

Dumplings (2).NEFPhotography by Erin Gowen

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