Sunday, February 01, 2009

Cinnamon Dumplings with Apple Cider Syrup

Apple Cider DumplingsThis is a recipe I pull out for winter breakfasts and yes I know that the nutritional value is probably minimal and that I might as well feed the children a bowl of Hershey bars with milk but I never claimed this was a health-food blog.

This can't be any more sugary than pancakes or waffles, right? And with the apple cider syrup you're at least getting a smidgen of vitamins in there, right?

I won't even tell you about the night a couple weeks ago when Andrew was gone on business and I fed the kids chocolate cake for dinner . . .

For dumplings:
1 ½ cup flour
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, in pieces
1 ½ tablespoons whole milk
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

For syrup:
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
4 c apple cider

Yogurt or whipped cream for topping

Cinnamon Dumplings with Apple Cider SyrupCombine dry ingredients for dumplings (flour through cinnamon) then cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add milk and eggs and stir until it forms a ball.

Separate the dough into about 24 1/2-inch balls and set aside.

Meanwhile, cook sugar and water over medium without stirring until sugar melts and turns amber, 14 min. Cook two more minutes then whisk in apple cider. Bring to a simmer and drop in balls, cooking until golden brown (20 min). Top with yogurt or whipped cream.

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23 comments:

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

Those look great. I can't wait until the weather warms up some and I can use my deep fryer on the deck. The smell of the oil in my house 'bout makes me ill after awhile. :)

Not that I would know, having served my kids funnel cake for breakfast last week - at least I used whole wheat flour. :)

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

And if I read completely through, I would notice that they are cooked in water.

Guess what we're having for breakfast this week? :)

Michemily said...

Holy cow, you had to post this on Fast Sunday, didn't you?

Lucy said...

My goodness those look good. As soon as I get through with Weight Watchers I'm making those.

One Mom said...

eggs,dairy apples.....what's not healthy???? and I bet there's no problem getting your kids to eat breakfast :)

corrie said...

I am so trying these. My mouth is watering. Yum.

coffeemamma said...

We'll definately be trying these! And if we use whole wheat flour and raw sugar we can call it 'healthy', right?

I have one allergic to milk, so I'll have to substitute rice milk and olive oil margarine, too. Oi, I hope they turn out...

Kristen M. said...

This is the best blog post I've seen all weekend. It hit all my weak spots... Cinnamon. Dumplings. Apple Cider. Syrup. Yum.

Anji Gallanos said...

These look great. Will definitely try them. When James is out of town we have pancake night for dinner..and not made from scratch pancakes..the Costco bag you add water to. I am also the mom who does Peanut Butter on a spoon for dinner..except now with the salmonella stuff going on with peanut butter I have to come up with plan b.

thanks for posting the recipe!

jacjewelry said...

Oh my goodness, these look incredible! I think I am going to request these for Valentine's Day Breakfast (you just gave me another idea - I'm asking my husband to make me breakfast on Valentine's Day - it's only fair, right?!) :)

Randy and Ally said...

Breakfast is seriously my favorite meal . . . sometimes I just have to have waffles or crepes for dinner. Now I'll have to try this out . . . It looks good enough to help me move past the word "dumpling," which has always struck me as unappetizing. :o)

alotalot said...

Health good is highly over-rated. These look fabulous!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

okay, I'm going to have to try these...I have a 'thing' for dumplings :)

Anonymous said...

Smells almost good as it taste. Really they look just that good. Gotta try it. Anita

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my!! And I would definitely be topping with whipped cream!

Steph

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Hey you gotta splurge now and again during the long winters. Comfort food makes it seem worthwhile. These look scrumptious!

Jill in MA said...

Yum. Can't wait to try!

Library Girl said...

Breakfast? Is that the meal where my teenagers grab a "breakfast bar" and run? They will love these! We have breakfast dinner at least once a week

Petit Elefant said...

Oh, yummy-yummo yum.

poppy fields said...

I am going to try that apple cider syrup, it sounds so good.

melinda said...

i think i have just read a soon to be family favorite...YUM!
thanks

Just Another Hofeling said...

Yet another recipe I think I'll definitely be trying. Very big fan of cinnamon and warm stuff..yum.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

We just had chicken and dumplings yesterday for lunch and my oldest wanted to know if there was a recipe for a dessert type of dumplings. I just showed this to her and she's all excited to try it out. So am I - it's her week to cook!