Southern Banana Dumplings

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, combine the sugar and water. Add the butter and place in the oven to melt the butter.
  • Meanwhile, place the flour in a mixing bowl. Use two knives or a pastry blender to cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in just enough milk or buttermilk until the dough leaves the side of the bowl.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 2 or 3 times, then use a rolling pin to roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a 3-inch cutter to cut 24 rounds. Place a piece of banana in the center of each biscuit, then pull the dough around the banana and pinch the ends to seal on top.
  • When the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven and stir until the sugar completely dissolves.
  • Place the banana dumplings, sealed side down, in the syrup. Sprinkle with a little sugar and return to the oven.
  • Bake until golden brown, 50 to 60 minutes.
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