A recipe dating back to the late 1800's and again in the great depression when fruit was scarce, Vinegar Dumplings have stood the test of time. As you can see from the recipe below the ingredients are commonly in your household pantry. Some people referred to this recipe as Vinegar Pie but when you look at them, you can see they sure are dumplings. See an excerpt from Christy Jordan's book Sweetness about this recipe at the end of the post.
Keyword: dumplings, vinegar
1/2 cupApple Cider Vinegar
1 cupGranulated Sugar
1/2 cupButter (one stick) plus 2 Tablespoons
1cupAll purpose flour
6 tbspMilk (any kind you like)
Combine the vinegar, sugar, one stick of butter and one cup of water in a medium sized pot over medium high heat. Bring this to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the remaining two tbsp of butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the milk and the mixture will form a dough.
Form 1/2 in to inch size round balls with a spoonfuls of dough and carefully drop them into the simmering liquid. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the syrup thickens and the dumplings become somewhat firm. Serve immediately with the syrup and enjoy!