When I was a kid, my Grandmas made this with blueberries. I had totally forgotten about this treat until I meet my lawyer and he ask me if i can make it and give him a lesson about it.
This is one of my go to southern comfort desserts when winter starts getting me down!! I love picking blackberries in the summertime and turning them into this great dessert as well! So it is not just for those cold winter months. I have a few tricks in this video to help you make the best, most delicious blackberry dumplings that you have ever tasted.
Some Benefits of blackberry:
1- Rich in vitamin C
One cup of blackberries contains 30.2 milligrams of vitamin C, which is half the recommended daily value, and thus helps:
Formation of collagen in bones, connective tissues and blood vessels.
Wound healing and skin regeneration.
– Increase the absorption of iron in the body.
– Prevention of colds.
Protection from cancer.
2- It contains a high percentage of fiber
Lack of fiber is associated with digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, and stomach pain, and increases the risk of heart disease.
Eating fiber helps:
– reduce cholesterol.
Promote regular bowel movements.
– Controlling the level of sugar in the blood.
Feeling full for a longer period.
Also read: Researchers: Eating berries may protect against age-related vision loss
3- Vitamin K
This vitamin is the reason for not bleeding profusely at the wound, as it helps blood clotting, and vitamin K also plays a role in preventing osteoporosis and fracture.
Just one cup of blackberries provides nearly 29 micrograms of vitamin K, more than a third of the recommended daily value.
4- A high percentage of manganese
Manganese helps healthy bone development, strengthens immunity, prevents osteoporosis, controls blood sugar, reduces epileptic seizures, metabolizes carbohydrates, amino acids, and cholesterol, and plays a key role in collagen formation and wound healing.
One cup of blackberries contains 0.9 milligrams of manganese, nearly half of the recommended daily value.
5- Promoting brain health
Eating blackberries improves brain health, reduces inflammation, and prevents memory loss due to aging because it contains antioxidants.
6- Promoting oral health
A 2013 study confirmed that blackberries have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that cause oral and gum diseases and tooth decay.
How to make Blackberry Dumplings:
Let’s get started by put frozen blackberry in a pot and cover it with water about an inch above the blackberry, add two and a half cups of sugar and stir gently, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Start make our dumpling by adding three cups of flour with a half cup of oil, 1/4 cup of milk, and stir it till it’s good and sticky.
After 5 minutes take out the half of blackberry and put them in a bowl and set them aside, then let the blackberry in the pot boil for five minutes.
Now start adding our dumpling, use a tablespoon and start drop the dumpling on the pot you know the process, and let it on medium low for a few minutes.
If you notice that it’s getting too thick and your dumpling is quite done yet you can add a little bit of water.
When dumpling is done turn the heat on simmer and start slowly adding the rest of blackberry.
Give it a couple minutes until it’s done.
2 1/2 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
1/2 cup of oil
1/4 cup of milk