Mamaw's Cherry Dumplings


In the first book of the Kentucky Summers Series, The Cave, the Cabin, & the Tattoo Man, Timmy frequently mentions his Mamaw's Cherry Dumplings, which is his favorite dessert. The following is a recipe Susie provided. If they don't turn out right, blame her!


2 pints of cherries (fresh is the best, or fresh frozen)
3 cups of water
1-1/2 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
1-1/4 cups of Buttermilk

Mix cherries and water with sugar.
Cook until boiling and cherries are done.
Mix flour and buttermilk - should be really thick.
Drop by teaspoonful into boiling liquid.
Reduce heat and cook about 15 minutes.
Prepare your taste buds for the best treat ever.