This old-fashioned dessert is similar to a cobbler, but it has fluffy dumplings on top and is so much faster to prepare. Using a skillet with straight sides allows enough room for the dumplings to rise without touching the lid.
Oxmoor House OCTOBER 2006
1. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl. Combine milk and butter in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture until moist; set batter aside.
3. Place berries in an 11-inch straight-sided skillet. Gently stir in remaining 5 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, lemon juice, and water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
4. Drop 8 dollops of batter on top of berry mixture. Sprinkle dumplings and berries with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 8 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through and juices are bubbly. Serve warm.
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