By: Skylar Doege
If you like a sweet treat every once in a while, then sweet potato dumplings is a good option when you are craving a sweet and scrumptious desert. Nowadays, there are many different recipes and tricks to choose from when making this special dish. Here are three simple and easy steps to follow when making the recipe: gather the correct ingredients and prepare them, make the special sauce for the dumplings, and cook them properly.
Southerplate.com suggests the first step in making sweet potato dumplings is to use unfrozen sweet potatoes rather than the frozen ones for a better and sweeter taste. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are as follows
- three to four sweet potatoes
- two cans of crescent rolls
- two cups of brown sugar
- two cups of water
- one and one half stick of butter
- one tablespoon of vanilla extract
- one table-spoon of cornstarch
- cinnamon for sprinkling on the top.
When cooking the sweet potatoes, boil them until they are soft and tender and then peel, as well as mash, the potatoes until you can form them into patties.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and begin opening the crescent rolls; separate the triangles and lay them out.
You must roll each ball of sweet potato to the size of a tablespoon, place them in the center of a crescent roll, and roll up each sweet potato. Tuck the ends of each dumpling. They don’t have to be perfect, and they don’t have to be sealed, so it’s okay if the sweet potatoes aren’t completely covered.
After you finish rolling them up, place the dumplings in an 8″x8″ baking dish with the pointy end of the crescent roll facing down, and if you are doubling the recipe, make sure to use a 9″x13″ baking dish.
The second step to follow when making this recipe is to make the sauce that goes over your dumplings. The sauce is a crucial part in this recipe; it will give your sweet potato dumplings the mouth-watering taste they need.
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Justapinch.com recommends heating the saucepan until you bring it to a boil, and then stir over a medium heat until the brown sugar dissolves. Be careful when making the sauce; it will burn easily, so you must watch the dish carefully. After finishing the sauce, pour it over the dumplings and carry on to the final step.
Finally, Tasteofhome.com indicates the third step to the dish is putting them in the oven uncovered for thirty to thirty-five minutes or until golden brown. You should keep a watchful eye on them just in case they start browning too much.
After your sweet potatoes are done baking in the oven, sprinkle a few pinches of cinnamon over the top of your dumplings. Voilá!
Ultimately, the whole recipe of sweet potato dumplings can be summarized in a few steps: gather and prepare the ingredients, create the sauce for your dumplings, and cook them properly. Following these steps can allow you to create a masterpiece that you can share with friends and family. Your dish will be the hit of parties and special events.