I participated in an recipe exchange on the nest and this is the recipe I got, I made it this afternoon and I must say they are AMAZING!!!! We just ate them plain, but they would be amazing with some ice cream! Definitely a great chocolate fix and very easy to make! I halfed the recipe.
By Grandma Edith (a classic family recipe)
1 C Sugar
3 C Water
1/8 Tsp Salt
1 ½ Squares Bakers Chocolate
¼ C Crisco (I use Butter)
¼ C Sugar
2 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
3 Tbsp Cocoa
½ Tsp Salt
1 C Flour
1 Tsp Cinnamon
½ C Milk
Combine Sauce ingredients in 2 quart saucepan. Heat until all solids are dissolved and syrup is formed.
In a small mixing bowl beat Crisco and Sugar. In another bowl combine all other dry ingredients.
Add this mixture alternating with Milk to Crisco/Sugar mixture.
Once mixed, drop by spoonfuls into syrup. Cover and cook 25 min on low heat.
The syrup becomes a pudding that can be served over the dumplings and topped with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.