Sunday, May 30, 2010
Apple Dumpling Gang of One
Before leaving The Green Dragon, I considered buying an apple dumpling. I'd tried to get one at Reading Terminal Market on our last trip to Philadelphia, but the booth selling them had closed early that day. I didn't buy a Green Dragon dumpling, though (pictured above), because it looked so juicy I was worried it wouldn't travel well (and I wasn't hungry enough to eat it on the spot).
Later in the day, though, we visited the Farmer's Market in Bird-in-Hand, PA. It's quite a place, with plenty of good eats displayed wall to wall in the market's permanent building. There, I found a "drier-looking" dumpling and made it mine.
I ate my dumpling the next day, warmed in the microwave and topped with vanilla ice cream. I expected the dough to be a bit more delicate and/or flavorful, but the sweet, baked apple was very nice.
I'd like to find a good recipe and try making some apple dumplings myself at home.