Blueberry Dumplings

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar, plus 1 1/2 cups
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
1 quart fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cup water
Vanilla ice cream or fresh cream, for serving

Stir flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients, using a pastry cutter or fork. Add milk to form dough. Mix berries, the 1 1/2 cups sugar, and water together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Drop dumplings into hot boiling berries by the tablespoonful. Cover pot, reduce heat, and cook slowly for 20 to 30 minutes. Do not remove lid before 20 minutes has passed. Do not stir dumplings. Serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.

Yield: 8 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Question: Do you spoon out the blueberries and serve them with the dumplings and ice cream, or simply discard them?

I certainly wouldn’t discard the blueberries. I would spoon them over the dumplings.