TITLE BEIGNETS #2 / French Sugar Dumplings
(pronounced: beng-eh, 't' is silent)
HISTORY This recipe is one from the Madawaska Historial Society's REUNION FAMILIES' FAVORITE RECIPES. Copies of the cookbook may be ordered directly from the Historical Society, Madawaska, Maine 04756. This recipe is a Daigle Family Reunion recipe which comes from Leola Daigle. 
INGREDIENTS For the dough:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
For the syrup:
  • 3-4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
PREPARATION Beat eggs lightly. Mix dry ingredients together. Add milk and eggs to dry ingredients. Mix well. Let stand for about 5 minutes. 

While waiting, prepare syrup. Bring to boil. As soon as it starts boiling, drop dumplings into syrup by tablespoonful. Lower heat to simmer as soon as dumplings are all in and cover. Do not peek (open cover) for 20 minutes. Serve with cream or ice cream. Serves 6 to 8.

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