The blackberry has an interesting history. The Greeks believed the blackberry relieved gout, while the Romans put them in teas to treat a variety of illnesses. In America, a variety labeled the boysenberry was found on what became Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s been used in wines, ice cream, pies, jellies, jam and dumplings. The dumplings are best served hot.
Things You'll Need
Bring 2 cups of water, the berries and sugar to a boil.
Measure the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Add the shortening, then stir in the milk until the mix is consistent.
Drop spoonfuls of the mix into the boiling berries. Cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes or until the dumplings are fluffy.