"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
2 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch Pinch of salt
Dumplings: 1 cup milk 1/2 cup oil 1/4 teaspoon soda 21/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder
In a pan, mix water and cornstarch well. Add sugar, vinegar and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. In a bowl, mix dumplings as for drop biscuits. Drop into boiling syrup, 1 teaspoon at a time. Cook until done. To test for doneness, stick with toothpick to see if the center is doughy.
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