Maple Syrup Dumplings

Maple Syrup Dumplings
The warm flavor of maple syrup enhances rich dumplings in a super-simple, comforting dessert.Landon Nordeman

These rich dumplings are an ideal vehicle for syrup. Vallier Robert uses butter in his grand-peres, but the Chouinards use the lard drippings from their oreilles de christ (fried pork rinds).

Maple Syrup Dumplings
These rich dumplings are an ideal vehicle for syrup. Vallier Robert uses butter in his grand-peres, but the Chouinards use the lard drippings from their oreilles de christ (fried pork rinds).
Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 34 cups maple syrup
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 4 12 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, frozen
  • 34 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Bring syrup and 1 14 cups water to a boil in a 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Grate butter on large holes of a box grater into flour and toss to coat; add milk and stir with a fork until dough forms. When syrup mixture reaches a boil, use a spoon to drop large clumps of dough into syrup. Cover pot; simmer until dumplings are cooked through, 10–15 minutes. Spoon dumplings and sauce into 6 bowls and serve.