Fluffy dumplings

Fluffy dumplings

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
12

Superbly light and tender dumplings to cook on top of a stew.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch nutmeg
30g butter
60-80ml milk

Method

  1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in butter. Add milk, blending with a fork until a fairly wet dough is formed.
  2. Shape dough with wet hands or between 2 wet tablespoons (or whatever size you like) and drop on top of a simmering stew for 15 minutes before the end of cooking time, making sure dumplings do not sink into gravy. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes without lifting lid. Serve dumplings with stew.

Variations

  • Bacon dumplings: follow the recipe for fluffy dumplings, adding 2 tablespoons crisp-fried and crumbled bacon to flour-butter mixture.

    Caraway dumplings: follow the recipe for fluffy dumplings, adding 1 teaspoon caraway seeds to the dry ingredients.

    Cheese dumplings: follow the recipe for fluffy dumplings, adding 2 tablespoons grated cheese, ½ teaspoon dry mustard and a pinch cayenne to the dry ingredients.

    Herb dumplings: follow the recipe for fluffy dumplings, omitting nutmeg and adding 1½ tablespoons chopped parsley or other fresh herbs to the flour-butter mixture.
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