Thursday, July 12, 2012
1 pint fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup milk (you could probably use water if you need dairy free)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes while you make the dumplings.
To make dumplings, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shorterning until coarse crumbs form, then stir in milk until flour is moistened.
Drop 6-8 spoonfuls of dough into the blueberry sauce mix. Cover pan tightly. Simmer for 15 minutes without lifting cover. Remove from heat. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!