Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a French-Canadian dessert that was often served during the depression. This is wonderful served warm and topped with ice cream. The original recipe comes from all reicpes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the brown sugar and water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Cover and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Cut in 1/3 cup of butter by using a fork until the mixture has lumps no larger than crumbs.
  5. Make a well in the center, and pour in the milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla all at once.
  6. Stir just until all of the dry mixture is absorbed.
  7. Return the sugar mixture to a full boil, and drop large spoonfuls of the batter into the syrup.
  8. Cover and simmer over medium heat, without removing the lid, for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the largest dumpling comes out clean.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. May serve with ice cream if desired.