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Blackberry Dumplings

    What you need:

    1 qt Fresh or frozen (loose-pack) blackberries
    1 c Plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
    3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
    1/2 ts Lemon extract
    1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
    2 ts Baking powder
    1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
    2/3 c Milk Cream or whipped cream, optional

    How to make it:

    In a Dutch oven, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and lemon
    extract. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a
    mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and remaining sugar and salt.
    Add milk; stir just until mixed. (Dough will be very thick.) Drop by tablespoonfuls
    into six mounds onto hot blackberry mixture cover tightly and simmer for 15
    minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Spoon in-to
    serving dishes. Serve with cream or whipped cream if desired.