Cut into about eight pieces each, ten or twelve pared and cored, rather tart, medium sized apples. Put into a kettle with water enough to about half cover them. Add one cupful sugar. Have this apple sauce started boiling when the dumplings are added. For the dumplings -
1/2 cupful sour milk 1/2 teaspoonful soda 1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 teaspoonful sugar butter size 1/2 egg flour
Stir the soda dissolved in little water, into the milk, add salt, sugar, a little flour, part of the softened butter, more flour and butter, and flour till no more can be stirred in. Drop from a dessert spoon dipped each time in cold water, on top of the boiling apple sauce. This makes eight dumplings, not too thick, the size of a biscuit.
Place a clean piece of white cotton cloth over the kettle after putting dumplings in, fit the cover on closely and your dumplings will not "fall."
1/2 cupful milk
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 teaspoonful sugar butter, size of egg flour
Mix part of the milk with a little flour, salt, sugar, add softened butter, then more flour with the baking powder sifted in. Mix to right consistency to make a soft dough, roll lightly, cut with a small biscuit cutter and drop over apple sauce as in directions for Apple Dumplings.
Peach sauce may be substituted for apple sauce in Apple Dumplings, and Pudding Sauce No. 2 used.
2 cupfuls flour
1 3/4 cupfuls boiling water
3 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful salt
Put flour, baking powder and salt in the sifter, sift into a mixing bowl. Stir rapidly while adding the water. Turn on to moulding board, roll, and cut like biscuits. Drop into hot soups and boil till done.
2 cupfuls bread crumbs 1/2 cupful sugar
2 cupfuls milk 1/2 teaspoonful salt
1 cupful molasses 1/2 teaspoonful cinnamon
2 cupfuls graham flour 1/2 teaspoonful lemon flavoring 1 cupful chopped raisins 1 teaspoonful soda
Soak crumbs about thirty minutes in milk, add molasses, soda dissolved in little hot water, beaten eggs, flavoring, sugar, salt, spice, and the flour with the raisins well stirred in. Steam two and one-half hours.
One-fourth cupful chopped candied orange peel may be substituted for lemon flavoring.
One-half cupful chopped nut meats may be added if desired.
1 cupful sugar 2 eggs
1/2 cupful milk 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder
1 1/2 cupfuls flour butter size of egg
1/2 teaspoonful vanilla flavoring
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, milk, flavoring, and lastly, flour and baking powder sifted together. Bake and serve with Pudding Sauce No. 1.