Friday, December 20, 2013

Chocolate Dumplings

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
o    Dash salt
o    2 cups water
o    2 tablespoons butter
o    1 t. vanilla
Directions for sauce
For sauce, combine in a heavy skillet the brown sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil and thicken slightly. Add butter and vanilla; mix well. Remove sauce from heat while make dumplings. 
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Directions for dumplings
For dumplings, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a fine meal. Combine the egg, milk and vanilla; blend gradually into flour mixture.

Return skillet to heat, bring the chocolate sauce to a boil. Drop dumplings by spoonfuls into hot sauce. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

from Pat McAllister
Skillet Chocolate Dumplings in Country Woman January/February 1991, p36 
Yield: 6-8 servings. © Taste of Home 2013