Sunday, June 3, 2012
This was my first attempt at a slump. I rooted for this dessert as soon as I read about it in the Joy of Cooking. A slump is the underdog of all wonderful warm desserts you make with berries: pie, tart, cobbler, crumb, crisp. It's an unfussy sweet version of the classic one-pot chicken and dumplings.
For this slump, add a cup of water and a 1/2 cup sugar to a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Next, add a few stalks of rhubarb cut into pieces, and a few handfuls of strawberries. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make a dough of 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 4 tablespoons melted butter. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until just incorporated. Drop spoonfuls of the dough into the simmering fruit. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. The dumplings should be firm and dry to the touch. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, vanilla yogurt, etc...
Well, my strawberries are nearing the end of their season. So sad. But as a sweet consolation, there are blueberries ripening two by two, and raspberry flowers in bloom! What are you harvesting and cooking? I'd love to see. Post about it with a link to Greenish Thumb so others can see what other GTTC participants are doing. See you next week!
Posted by Wendy at 10:30 PM