Monday, August 16, 2010

Date Night: Blackberry Dumpling

i've been itching to post some pictures up on the blog for quite some time now. right now, i'm working on pictures from some shoots before, but here's a little fun something until i finish up those photo shoots.

scrumptious blackberry dumplings

here's how to make the blackberry sauce:

gather up 1 quart of fresh blackberries.

freshly picked blackberries

give them a good rinse.

blackberry bath

in a large wide saucepan, add blackberries with:

1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon extract

blackberry sauce ingredients

bring mixture to a boil. reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

blackberry sauce

now let's make the dumplings!

i like to mix the dry ingredients first:

1 1/2 c. flout
2 tsp baking powder
1 T. sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg

dumpling {1}

then add 2/3 c. milk. stir until well mixed.

dumpling {2}

oil up a tablespoon and drop into berry mixture. cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes.

dumpling {3}

gather up some goodies to accompany the dumplings.

ice cream treat

after the 15 minutes are up, take mixture off the heat.

blackberry dumplings

voilá! a romantic night in.


romantic night in