Introduction: Butterscotch Dumplings

This recipe will teach you how to make a chewy, gooey dessert that is perfect for a brisk night. Anyone can make these delicious dumplings, but some experience in the kitchen is always beneficial. Children under twelve should have an adult present when making these. Enjoy!

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Step 1: Ingredients and Materials


1 cup granulated white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups hot water

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 tablespoons of butter or margarine


1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 beaten egg

4 tablespoons milk

4 tablespoons butter or margarine

Vanilla ice cream (optional)

* A 9x13 baking dish and mixing bowl is also required

Step 2: Preheat the Oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3: Combine Sugars, Margarine and Vanilla

In a 9 x 13 baking dish combine

1 cup of white sugar

1 cup of brown sugar

4 tablespoons of butter or margarine

2 teaspoons of vanilla. Mix.

Step 4: Pour Water

Pour 2 cups of hot water (from the tap) over sugar mixture. The image above is what the sauce should look like.

Step 5: Start Dumplings in Separate Mixing Bowl

Combine the following in a mixing bowl

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 tablespoon of white sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Step 6: Add Beaten Egg

Beat the egg with a fork.

Add the egg to the mixed dry ingredients

Step 7: Add Milk and Butter

Add 4 tablespoons of milk and 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine to the mixed ingredients

Step 8: Stir Until a Sticky Dough Forms

Step 9: Drop Dough Into the Sauce

Using two spoons, drop 1 inch balls of dough into the butterscotch sauce.

Step 10: Place in Oven

Place in the oven for 25-28 minutes. They will be almost finished when you can smell a waft of butterscotch cascade through your kitchen.

Step 11: Remove From Oven

The dumplings will be done when they are a golden brown. *Caution - the pan will be extremely hot! Remove from oven with oven mitts and let cool for 5-7 minutes before serving. Top with vanilla ice cream (optional) and serve.