(by Candyce Weir)
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 egg, beaten
2 T. vegetable oil
plums with pits removed
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add oil and egg with enough milk to make the dough pliable.
Cut into pieces large enough to wrap around the plum, and pinch shut.
Bring several quarts of water to boil in a large pot, reduce heat, and cook dough balls gently until they float.
Remove with a slotted spoon and place in serving bowl.
With a sharp knife, cut a star shape on top of each dumpling (do not cut all the way through) and top with fixings of your choice.
(Read Mother Earth, the story that accompanies this recipe.)