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Blackberry Dumplings

This week Hagbard brought home a bunch of blackberries from the farmer’s market. I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them but when I mentioned blackberry dumplings Hagbard was very excited. Today I made blackberry dumplings for breakfast. So good!

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I used this recipe-> http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/blackberry-dumplings
The recipe has some reviews that suggest adding water to boil the berries. I often look at reviews and follow suggestions but I don’t think water is necessary in this case at all. The berries release a lot of juice as you heat them. My dumplings turned out fine without adding additional liquids.

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Look at all the liquid the berries produce!

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Plop the dough on top and cover pot.

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After cooking.

This was very tasty and sweet and took about 20-30 minutes total to prepare and cook. Great for a dessert… or breakfast if you are like me!

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Homemade CoCo Wheats Mix

A few years ago someone gave us a lot of farina (cream of wheat). I appreciated it because money was tight but my family didn’t like it much. They did like the store bought chocolate hot cereal from Malt O Meal.
I found a recipe to make a copycat mix for that and it is pretty close. It is inexpensive, keeps for a long time and uses common ingredients.

Homemade CoCo Wheats Mix
14 oz farina
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c unsweetened baking cocoa powder
1/2 T salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix everything together and store in an air tight container.

To cook 1 serving:
Boil 1 cup of water in pot on stove. Add 3 T of mix while stirring. Reduce heat and simmer while stirring 3 minutes or until desired thickness is reached.

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Amethesto likes a bit of milk stirred into her cooked coco wheats.

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