Baked Maple Dumplings



2 cups sifted flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

¼ cup shortening

2/3 cup milk

2 cups maple syrup


Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Make a depression in the flour mixture. Add the milk all at once and stir quickly, but lightly, just long enough to moisten all the dry ingredients. Turn out onto a lightly floured board. Knead gently for about ½ minute by folding and pressing several times. Then roll into a square or rectangle, about ½ inch thick. To fit an 8x8 baking pan, cut into 6-8 rectangles. Then brush top with additional milk. Heat syrup to boiling. Then pour into the baking pan. Immediately arrange pieces of dough on top. Bake uncovered at 425 degrees until surface is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes, basting once with additional hot syrup shortly before end of cooking time.