Mix the dumplings and drop into a pan of simmering peaches on the stove top. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes and covered for ten minutes. Dish into individual bowls and serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream. Yum!
In a large pot, set over a medium heat, stir together the peaches, sugar, and butter; cook until bubbly about 10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Turn off the heat and mix the dumplings.
In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together.
Blend in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse corn meal.
Slowly add the milk, a little at a time until the mixture comes together being careful not to over work the dough.
Over medium heat, reheat the peaches. Add the dumpling dough in spoonfuls, separating them with the peach mixture. Cook for 10 minutes uncovered. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Spoon the peach/dumpling mixture into individual serving bowls. Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream. Serve at once!