Yield: Serves 4 to 6
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups cleaned and hulled fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar for topping
Heat oven to 450°.
Meanwhile, while sugar mixture is simmering, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in the 4 tablespoons of butter until mixture is crumbly. Add the milk and stir just until moistened and holding together.
Put strawberries in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish. Pour the simmering sugar and water mixture over the berries. Using a tablespoon, drop the dumpling mixture ovenly over the berry mixture (about 8 to 10 dumplings). Sprinkle the dumplings with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar for topping.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm with cream, if desired.
Serves 4 to 6.