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September 13, 2013

Cinnamon Dumplings

With A Blast: Cinnamon Dumplings    #dessert #cinnamon #dumplingrecipe

Dumplings always make me think about my Granny. She was an excellent cook and baker. Baked her own bread a few times per week.  When she was living alone, she only baked on occasion but I remember my uncle, especially, was a huge fan of her homemade bread {and leftover dough were used to make the traditional South-African #vetkoek }

Anyhow, dumplings was another speciality of Granny, sometimes it was cooked/baked on top of a savory dish and other times we would have the sweet version as dessert.

We still eat dumplings, regularly, but I can not seem to even get close to her recipe.  I do however, have a huge Tupperware container with old recipes which I think mostly belonged to my late Mom, but some must have come from my granny as well {really need to find time to go through that container ! }

But, here is my latest tried out version of dumplings as a dessert:


source: Best of Sarie Food {magazine}

9 - 12 dumplings


215ml {= 1 cup minus 2 TB} Flour
2 t Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
1 TB Butter
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk


1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
1 TB Sugar
1 TB Butter


1 t Butter
2 TB Sugar
1/2 t Ground Cinnamon

1.) Mix together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt - rub in the Butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2.) Beat together the Egg and Milk - add to the Flour mixture - mix until a stiff dough forms - allow to rest for 15 minutes.
3.) Boil 2 cups of Water with a Pinch of Salt - turn the heat to low - spoon tablespoonfuls of dough into the water {not too many at a time} - cover and cook for 8 - 10 minutes.
4.) Mix the Ground Cinnamon & Sugar {to sprinkle} - remove the dumplings when cooked and place on a serving dish - immediately sprinkle with the Cinnamon Sugar and dot with the Butter.
5.) Once all the Dumplings have been cooked - add the Butter, Sugar and Ground Cinnamon {for the syrup} to the leftover water - stir and boil one minute - pour over the Dumplings.

Serve immediately as is, with ice-cream or cream.

Hope you enjoy this oldie but still a goldie !

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  1. WHY WHY WHY do I always come by in the morning ( I have to start visiting at night - 2 seconds before I go to bed I think lol )
    Once again I'm leaving here starving and envious!!!
    They look delicious Linda :)
    Have a wonderful wknd!

  2. LOL to Suzan... She's right - these look amazing! I'm all for anything cinnamon-y!
    Thanks Linda =)

  3. LOL to Suzan's comment - these look amazing Linda! I'm all for anything cinnamon-y!

  4. ooo wow! This looks amazing!!! pinned and printed the recipe :o)

  5. These sound perfect for a quick treat :) Delicious!

  6. I am first thing in the morning too....and starving and wanting these. Looks so good!

  7. Looks very tasty :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

  8. No oven woohoo, love it pinning, thanks Linda and Granny :)

  9. Cinnamon has a great flavour and I am sure these dumplings are yummy!


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