1 quart fresh or frozen (loose-pack) blackb; erries
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar,
1 divided 3l4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2/3 cup milk cream or whipped cream, option; al
In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and lemon extract. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and remaining sugar and salt. Add milk; stir just until mixed. (Dough will be very thick.) Drop by tablespoonfuls into six mounds onto hot blackberry mixture cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Spoon in-to serving dishes. Serve with cream or whipped cream if desired.
Yield: 6-8 servings.
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