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AAA (The Best) Memere's Blueberry Dumplings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gil and Jeanne Slater
Added: Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dumplings -
2 cups Bisquick (original)
2/3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
cinnamon (optional)

Blueberries (a couple of inches in the bottom of your pan.)
sugar
water

Directions:
Directions:
Memere always just threw these together and adjusted in her head for the number of people and the amount of fruit. You may have to do the same. Put some water in the bottom of your chosen pan. (around 6 quarts, with lid) I like the wok-like pan at camp because it's wide and can hold a good reservoir of blueberry goo.
Drop the blueberries and sugar into the pot, stir until almost boiling. Mix up the first four ingredients and drop carefully (hot stuff) by spoonful into the blueberries. Turn the heat down to simmer and cook uncovered for 10 minutes and covered for 10 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Around 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Depends. Are you picking?
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There probably isn't a recipe more steeped in tradition for my brothers, sisters and me than Blueberry Dumplings. Just the mention of the name congers up a perfect hot August day at camp. After her scout (Bobby) ascertained that the blueberries were "in", Memere Aubin (our Dad's mother) donned her baggy old black pants, loose long-sleeved shirt and well worn sun hat, passed us the old Maxwell House Coffee cans and headed up the hill with three our four of us following like ducklings.
We were never as well outfitted as she was, and this being before sunscreen and bug lotion, our arms and legs and heads were daringly exposed to both sun and stings.
Our destination was an open field of low-bush blueberries at the top of the hill, that was always at least 20 degrees hotter than camp.
She scouted out prime blueberry real estate and started picking like a machine. I'm not sure if she ignored us or was totally oblivious from that point on.
She was unmoved by whining (ours or the mosquitoes), arguments, or claims of "nearly full "coffee cans. An hour can be a lifetime when you're 6 or 8 or even 10, and those cords cut into our sunburned necks.
She was just never finished when we wanted to be!!
But a deal was a deal. "No picking, no dumplings".
And, let's face it, we'd do almost anything for the promise of a dumpling island surrounded by molten blueberries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sliding down its side.
Here's to next August!!!


 

 

 

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