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Caramel Dumplings
Chef:  Karen Fehrenbach - Stratton, CO          Category:  Desserts

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
flour (enough to make a stiff dough)

Directions: Melt 1/2 cup sugar in heavy skillet. Stir continuously so mixture will not scorch. Add 1 cup sugar, water and 1 tablespoon butter. Boil 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Dumplings: Cream together 1 tablespoon butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Add milk, salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, baking powder and enough flour to make a stiff dough. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot syrup. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Baste with syrup while baking. Serve with whipped cream.

Notes: This recipe has been in my family since the 1940's. It is made with very basic ingredients and quite easy to make.