June 12, 2012

Dumplings Recipe

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I am about to share the most amazing and delicious Dumpling recipe ever.  My Mom has been making these dumplings for as long as I can remember.  These Dumplings make for an amazing Chicken & Dumplings dish.  They are light and fluffy and so much fun to eat.  I recently celebrated turning 29 again  a Birthday and my Mom asked what I wanted her to make me for dinner.  There was no question in my mind..I wanted some of her Chicken & Dumplings.  I decided to go over to her house a little early so I could blog her preparing this delicious feast so you and I can enjoy it on our own.

The recipe came from this Betty Crocker Cookbook that my parents got as a wedding gift some 35 years ago.  It was published around 1969.  This book has been loved.  We checked a more recent copy of the book and the recipe is still being published (obviously because it tastes like a bit of Heaven on Earth).

You will need Parsley, Baking Powder, Flour, Milk, and Shortening (we used Butter flavor).

In a large bowl combine the Flour, Baking Soda, and Parsley.

Add in the Shortening.

You can just stir it up with a fork to cut the Shortening into the Flour mixture.  When the Shortening begins to form smallish lumps you are good to move on to the next step.

Add the milk.

Mix everything together to make a sticky dough.

Meanwhile whip up a chicken soup.  You can do this the fancy homemade way..or you can whip up something fast and easy.  Hopefully one day I will be around when she makes the soup part so I can blog that for you too.

Grab the dumpling dough by the spoonful.  These were probably a little over a Tablespoon worth.

Just push them into the soup using your finger.

Make sure to space them out a little so they have room to cook.

Bring the pan to a simmer and cook for about ten minutes.

Cover and cook another ten minutes.

Look at how fluffy and amazing these little beauties are. 


Dumplings Recipe

1 1/2 C Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Salt
1 TBSP Dried Parsley
3 TBSP Shortening
3/4 C Milk

In a medium bowl combine the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, and Dried Parsley.  Cut the Shortening into the mixture.  You can do this using a fork by mixing everything together well.  Once you get what looks like coarse crumbs you have reached the correct consistency.  Add in the milk and combine everything well.

Add the Dumplings by the spoonful to a boiling vegetable, Chicken, or Beef stew.  Allow to cook for ten minutes.  Then cover the pot and cook for another ten minutes until the Dumplings are fluffy and amazing. 

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  1. This is very nice and detailed explanation, i love this kind of dumplings and the best thing is they are not so complicated to make :)

    1. I'm glad you liked the post. These dumplings whip so quickly and have so few ingredients. I can't think of a better dish. I hope you'll give them a try.

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    1. These seriously are the very best!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! These are seriously the best in the world! So tasty!