Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grape Dumplings

Grape Dumblings are a traditional (Cherokee) Native American desert dish, super easy to make as well as magically delicious. 


This recipe is 2 servings but could easily be doubled +. 

    1 c Flour
    1 1/2 t Baking Powder
    2 t Sugar
    1/4 t Salt
    1T Shortening
    1/2 c Grape Juice

    Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt. Add shortening. 

    Add juice and mix into stiff dough. 
    Roll dough very thin on floured board and cut into strips 1/2" wide (or roll dough in hands and break off pea-sized bits). 
    Drop into boiling grape juice and cook for 10 - 12 minutes

    1. Pour grape juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

    2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.

    3. Add shortening. Mix well.

    4. Add juice and mix into stiff dough.

    5. Roll dough very thin on floured board. Cut into 1/2" wide strips. Or roll dough in your hands and break off into pea-sized bits.

    Drop the pieces of dough into boiling grape juice and cook for 10 - 12 minutes.

    Fish out all your little dumplings and place in bowl - with the leftover juice add a thickener made with cornstarch slurry and add a little sugar if you like but don't go crazy with it, once thickened pour over top of your dumplings and serve. Its great served with vanilla ice cream!

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