Friday, May 31, 2013

My Dumple Pan



Doesn't that sound delish? Dumple Pan. My very own word. I don't often get to use it - maybe twice baked potatoes, mini-Irish pies, those wee hors d'oeuvres with shrimp encased in a light pasty that you're sorry you started to make but now that you have and the shrimp are defrosted and omigawd there are so many, kill me now.

But today?

Thanks to the interwebz, I've collected and sent out more recipes through blogging than I ever have F2F. It is a great distraction from the angst of the world. Well, make that the end of days as we know them. We all need something to entice us and since drinking and falling down or eating till I explode are no longer options, well, recipes do the trick.

So one of my good blogging buddies - My Journal to Mindfulness - shared her recipe for cornbread. I could never master cornbread. Maybe it was the buttermilk or the bacon drippings I lacked, or proportions of everything or who knows. But today?

Today I hauled down my dumple pan and right up there is the result.

Splendid doesn't cover it by even a quarter.

Magnifique.

Here's to you, Ernestine!

14 comments:

  1. Really yummy!

    That dumple pan looks good and solid, alas, I would be unable to lift it.

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  2. Thank you
    I never have buttermilk on hand
    but a little vinegar in milk always does the trick
    and I did not put with cheese recipe
    but I used 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2mayo :)

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  3. GM:
    I'm kinda getting to the point of struggling with my cast iron gear too but I absolutely love it all and so easy to take care of. And healthy.
    XO
    WWW

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  4. Actually OWJ - I did another smaller round pan of them too so used the full recipe. Buttermilk makes a huge difference.

    I think the mayo is making your cheese a little "wetter" maybe omit?

    XO
    WWW

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  5. Ah, come on! It's after midnight and you have me drooling all over my PJs!
    And like Grannymar, I would have trouble with that heavy pan....But no trouble munching a few of those "dumples!"

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  6. Sharyn:

    I honestly can't remember where or how I got this piece of castiron gear but it will be in full service of the new dumple craving!

    XO
    WWW

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  7. Molly:
    Kill me now but today I am making my famous rhubarb ginger jam which should sit pretty on the dumples.
    For a millisecond.
    XO
    WWW

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  8. Damn! Dumple AND rhubarb ginger jam? I don't even know what dumple is, and I SO want some.

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  9. I don't know why, but the word "dumple" cracks me up. But the shrimpy things sound good.


    But bacon drippings in cornbread? No no no. That hurts me. Buttermilk, yes, bacon anything, no.

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  10. Verna:

    Dumples are made in my dumple pan (my own word). It is a pan with 5 deep indentations, I think Dutch in origin. I use it for smallish things involving pastry or breadmix.

    The jam is cooling on the counter.

    It is to DIE.

    I send you some virtually as long as I can sit in your gorgeous office in the leather chair. :)

    XO
    WWW

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  11. SAW:

    It's a great word, isn't it

    I know whereof and whatsof of bacon as I was vegetarian for years.

    But now.....

    We'll see.

    XO
    WWW

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  12. Those look really good. I think my cast iron frying pan would work for them, or my my cast iron grill.

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