Blueberry dumplings are one of the comforting country style desserts that you can make with a very little effort. Use either fresh or frozen blueberrids or mixed berries. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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or mixed berries, fresh or frozen
cinnamon and pepper
For the dumplings
see note below
Place the berries in a pot, add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, pepper & water; toss to combine. Bring the berry mixture to a boil.
Meanwhile, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter. Add the buttermilk and stir with a fork to form a sticky dough.
When the berries are boiling, lower the heat to a simmer, uncover, and spoon the dough over the fruit, dividing the dough into 4-6 portions. Cover with a lid tightly and cook for 15 minutes.
Spoon the dumplings and some of the berries into serving bowls. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
*You can substitute the buttermilk with a mixture of plain yogurt and a little milk to get a similar consistency.