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Merry Maple Dumplings

Submitted by Linda Hundt


This recipe was inspiredfrom an old Shaker cookbook, one of my favorite cookbooks I own. Shakers were known for their simple, God-centered and purposeful way of life,as well as their simple and delicious recipes! This is the ultimate breakfast for me, as maple is one of my favorite flavors. Serve with plenty of coffee and a pile of maple bacon!

  • 1 C. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 C. buttermilk.

Sift dry ingredients together in medium sized bowl. Blend in butter with pastry blender then gradually add buttermilk, just until blended. Do not over-mix.  

In a kettle with a lid, bring 2 C. of real maple syrup (no substitutes), 1 C. water, 4 Tbsp. of butter to a boil. Drop the dough into the boiling maple mixture by tablespoons. Cover tightly and gently cook for 15 minutes on medium-low heat until dumplings are puffed and cooked through. Drizzle extra maple mixture over dumplings before serving. Serve with confectioner sugar, jams, applesauce, and butter.  (Is also an excellent dessert served with butter pecan ice cream!)

 (If you are in a time pinch, make the Bisquik dumpling recipe on the box to replace the one above)

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