Recipe by Snowpeas
This recipe came from my Grandmother, Ida. My Mom used to make it when I was a kid (although I wouldn't try it back then). It is a great soup and can be made with any fruit. We eat it warm. I haven't tried it cold. The dumplings absorb the goodness of the fruit juice and it really is a nice treat. The cook times are approximate as there is no set rule for how long the soup can cook.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 pint fruit (Mom uses a large can of plums, but you can use any fresh, frozen or canned fruit)
- 2 tablespoons grape juice (this is optional)
- 1⁄2 apple, chopped into small chunks (I use a tart apple)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon tapioca
Directions See How It's Made
- Put some water on to boil.
- Mix ingredients together gently, until all are mixed.
- Drop by tablespoonful into boiling water (you want small dumplings).
- Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
- While this is cooking, get your soup going.
- When these are done, remove and place in your soup.
- Process your plums (or other fruit) through a sieve, pulse briefly in a food processor or chop until fine.
- Mix all ingredients in a pot and cook over low heat.
- Add your dumplings when they're ready.
- Stir often so the dumplings don't stick to the bottom.
- Eat warm and enjoy!