This is from my cousin Winter Owl & it was also posted here: http://eatmakeread.com/2009/02/26/blackberry-dumplings which is complete with color pics & everything. YUMMY!
Blackberry Dumplings – makes a whole lot
Winter Owl uses doughnut mix from a local baker, but you can also use your favorite dumpling recipe or something like this.
3 3/4 cups pastry flour
2 T + 1 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup water with 1 pkg dry yeast dissolved in it
2 cups Blackberries – fresh or frozen
1 qt grape juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 Pour doughnut mix (or dry ingredients) in mixing bowl. Make a well in center of mix.
2 Mix buttermilk and yeast water together and slowly add to mixing bowl while stirring in the flour. Add liquid slowly, because too much liquid is worse than not enough. When dough is thoroughly mixed and slightly tacky, cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
3 Turn out onto floured waxed paper and knead and press into a ball until firm.
4 Sprinkle waxed paper with sugar. Take a ball of dough about the size of an egg and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Then either cut into small strips or pinch off in small balls and drop into boiling blackberry and grape juice mixture. After all is in, reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes.