Friday, March 6, 2009

Timber's Birthday Dessert

We had a nice little dinner last night at home for Timber's 1st birthday. Here's the dessert that I made for it. I love this dessert because it is sooooooo good and has very little sugar in it! Plus it's super easy to make and great as a last minute desert since you start with frozen fruit.
Now, the original recipe called for dark sweet cherries but my family loves the blackberries that we pick down by the river. I freeze pounds and pounds of them and use them in this recipe through the winter.

Here we go:

32oz of frozen blackberries (or cherries, or blueberries, or strawberries, or whatever kind of fruit you want!)
1/3 c sugar
1 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c raw milk (or whatever milk you drink but preferably whole)

1tsp sugar plus some cinnamon mixed in to make a cinnamon-sugar topping

Combine the fruit and 1/3 c sugar in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over and simmer over med-high heat until syrupy- about 8-10 minutes.

While you're waiting for that to cook, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, stir in milk, mixing just until a wet dough forms.

Reduce heat to medium low and spoon big tablespoons of the dough over the simmering fruit.

Sprinkle your cinnamon-sugar topping over dumplings and cover skillet with a lid.

Simmer gently until dumplings are set and dry to the touch, about 10-12 minutes.

Serve with a little vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Timber says "Mmmmmmmmmmmmm"

1 comment:

lindsey said...

Hey Heather. I'm so sorry we didn't make it to the birthday party. Wegot busy and then it was already 6:00. We'll have to get together sometime soon. Have a good day!

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