Canadian Boiled Dumpling

Amy Michano 0

"This traditional native Canadian dessert is made with raisins and molasses. This size dumpling feeds many, it is usually sliced thinly and served by itself or with a bit of butter. The original recipe is from Mathilda Michano. Enjoy!"
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4 h 15 m servings 487 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 92.5g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 308 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and raisins in a large bowl until evenly blended. Whisk together milk, molasses, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl, and set aside. Use your hands to work the melted lard into the flour mixture until coarse and crumbly. Mix in the molasses mixture until a wet, sticky dough is achieved.
  2. Place a heatproof ceramic plate in the bottom of a large pot and fill with water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Scrape dough into the center of a clean, 2x2 foot cotton cloth. Bring the corners and sides of the cloth around the dough, and tie the pouch closed with strong kitchen twine, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of room for the dough to expand at the top.
  4. Carefully place dumpling into boiling water, making sure it is immersed. Cover, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer gently for 3 1/2 hours.
  5. After 3 1/2 hours, carefully remove dumpling from the simmering water, and remove the cotton cloth. Place onto a plate and allow to cool. Serve warm or cold.



Awesome recipe!