This was a post I did on Not Quite Amish where I am a contributing writer.
I’m going to share with you one of my very favorite Amish recipes. This is probably the recipe I’ve used the most over the years for social get-togethers and maybe just some guilty-pleasure eating. It is at least four or five generations old and someday I will teach my daughters.
Since my family has some diet issues, I decided to provide a GLUTEN FREE (GF) alternative next to the traditional recipe. Don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comment section. As a standard suggestion, read the entire recipe before starting it. That is something I am constantly forgetting to do.
BROWN SUGAR DUMPLINGS
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350.
1 3/4 cups brown sugar (for DF and/or GF, add an extra ¼ cup or so of brown sugar)
2 ¼ cup very hot water (for DF and/or GF, add extra ½ cup of very hot water)
1 TBSP Butter
***Put all of this in a 9×13 pan. Carefully mix together. The butter square can just sit right in the sugar & water mix. Don’t worry about it melting at this point. Put the entire pan the preheated oven. This will get it really hot and prepared for the dumplings. If the syrup begins boiling, that is okay.
While the syrup is in the oven then you can make the dumpling batter.
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 cups Flour (GF Flour of your choice)
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
¾ cup Milk (I used Rice Milk or Almond Milk…or alternative milk of your choice)
1 tbsp soft butter
Pinch of Salt
*You can add nuts as well.
***Pull out the pan from the oven. You can put it on a hot pad on your countertop or just pull the oven rack out…whatever works best for you. Drop dough about tablespoon size into the hot syrup. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.
Okay, now, for the mouth-dripping part: PICTURES!
What I found was that the GF dumplings were more dense and soaked up the syrup quicker, which is why I added some sugar and water to the syrup recipe. Because I am used to the traditional recipe, I have to say, I do prefer it over the GF. But my husband loved the denser version of the dessert. I hope you enjoy it in whatever version you try.
Thanks again for stopping by my kitchen! If you try this recipe,please stop by and tell us about it. During the next few months, I hope to share more recipes that will knock your Not Quite Amish socks off. So, please stay tuned!
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Sayhn dich shpatah, (see ya later in PA Dutch)