Rating: 4.5 stars
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This dessert recipe was very popular in Quebec during the Depression and remains a favorite in many French Canadian homes to this day.

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, mix together the brown sugar and water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and stir in 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Cover while preparing the batter.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in 1/3 cup of butter by pinching between your fingers, or using a fork until the mixture has lumps no larger than crumbs. Make a well in the center, and pour in the milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla all at once. Stir just until all of the dry mixture is absorbed.

  • Return the sugar mixture to a full boil, and drop large spoonfuls of the batter into the syrup. Cover and simmer over medium heat, without removing the lid, for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the largest dumpling comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

686 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 139.3g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 34.6mg; sodium 366.4mg. Full Nutrition
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