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Caramel Dumplings

No recipe image available.Old-fashioned drop dumplings simmered in an easy, homemade caramel sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup self-rising flour*
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. In mixing bowl cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat.
  3. Drop tablespoonfuls of dumpling dough into simmering sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or substitute 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt.