Old Fashioned Vinegar Dumplings

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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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An old fashioned recipe for dumplings cooked in a syrup made with vinegar and sugar. These dumplings were apparently made as a dessert, probably in the 1940s, when fruit was not readily available or affordable.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable 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 baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

How to Make It

  1. In a pan, mix water and cornstarch thoroughly. Add sugar, vinegar, and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. In a bowl, mix dumpling ingredients as for drop biscuits, mixing just until blended.
  3. Drop the dumpling dough into the 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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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 253
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 526 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)