Peach Grunt
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Marry the northeast and the northwest! Make an old-fashioned New England grunt with luscious peaches from Washington State.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 4 cups of peeled, sliced peaches
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk or regular milk*
  1. Stir together water, sugar, and ginger (if using) in skillet until combined.
  2. Add sliced peaches. Bring to a gentle boil over low heat.
  3. Meanwhile, add flour, baking powder, and baking soda to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until like coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in buttermilk.
  6. Drop dough over the fruit mixture. Cover and cook over low heat until dough is cooked through – about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with the fruit sauce “slumped” over the dumpling.
  8. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
  9. *Buttermilk adds a tangy flavor that goes well with peaches. However, you may use regular milk instead. If using regular milk, omit the baking soda.
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