Stove Top Blackberry Slump

Rob and I  thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruits during our Tasmanian trip especially the wild blackberries found alongside many highways and by ways.

A bowl of Blackberry Slump

Many bowls of fresh berries are consumed just as they are but it is nice to cook it up as something special. Here is a simple dessert you can cook on the stove top - my Blackberry Slump.

By the way, these dumplings are more like a cake mixture. Think of the whole dessert as more of a blackberry self saucing pudding. Some even call it a Grunt. It is so yummy no matter what name you give it.

Blackberry Slump


1 cup SR flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk  


4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon lime cordial
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest


With cream or vanilla ice cream for topping


In a medium sized bowl,* whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. Cut the butter into the flour until the flour resembles breadcrumbs. Set aside until needed then add the milk all at once and stir until the flour is just moistened form into 6.** balls.

In a large saucepan, add the berries, sugar, cinnamon, lime juice cordial and water. Bring to boil and stir a few times to coat the berries. Once the berry mixture is boiling, drop the 6 dumplings onto the boiling fruit around the edges of the pot. You should have enough dough for 6 dumplings. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes, without peeking at the dumplings. Place dumplings in serving bowls and top with berries. Serve with cream or ice cream. Serve hot or chilled.


* I used my middle size saucepan rather than carry extra bowls in the motorhome
** Handle the dough as little as possible will help ensure that the dumplings are as light as possible

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