|Cherry Dumplings topped with cinnamon sugar|
Before we go to the recipe, I’d like to say a word or two about ‘Dumpling Culture‘. Dumpling Culture refers to the
crappy old times in which folks ate a lot of dumplings– usually with sauce or gravy. I will not say that those were simpler times because making dumplings is complicated business. But they were good times because dumplings are yummy.
We used cherries rather than plums.
3/4 C milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 C flour (or more)
plums cut into pieces
Combine milk, salt and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture is stiff and doesn’t stick to spatula or pan. Remove from heat, let cool slightly. Add eggs. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut into squares. Wrap each square around a plum piece. Spoon dumplings into rapidly boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.