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Simple Dumplings
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Simple Dumplings

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These are a fluffy tender Dumplings, great for Chicken and dumplings dinner or something like a blueberry dumpling for dessert


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Prep time: | Cook time: | Total time: | Yield: 8 medium dumplings , Serving size: 2 dumplings | Calories per serving: 145 | Fat per serving: 4 gr | carbs per serving: 26 gr | protein per serving: 4 gr

Makes 8 dumplings

1 cup all purpose Flour
1 tablespoon buitter
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 / 2 teaspoonsalt
1 /2 cup 2% milk
2 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley (optional)
1 egg (optional)

You can substitute a baking mix like Bisquick for the dry ingredients.

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Mix the ingredients together for the dumpling batter and mix till it holds in it's shape, but not so firm that it starts to resemble bread dough. You may need to add a touch more flour, a little more milk or an egg that gives it more sponginess.. The more you mix the dumplings the firmer they will be. The less you stir the lighter and fluffier and softer the dumplings are.


You can now top the stew with the dumpling dough, cover and steam. The down side to this technique is that if you don't have the stew simmer at a hot enough temperature the dumplings won't rise properly. Also the bottom of the stew pan can burn.

Here is an alternative set up that I did at my restaurant. This way you can makethem ahead of time and is a foolproof way to make them rise.

I poke a few holes with an old knife in the foil pie pan and put it in a large skillet with about 1 inch of water in the bottom. This keeps them from getting soggy on the bottom and I get a full on boiling steam to make these rise well.


Steam for about 3-5 minutes, until springy done. You can take one out andcut it in half to see if it is done inside.

The finished dumplings can be stored for later use if you want.


These work well for Chicken and Dumplings.

Dessert Dumplings


Blueberry Dumplings

You can add 1 cup Blueberries to the this dough and make a blueberry dumpling


Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Add 1 cup chopped apples to the mix and 1 teaspoon and

Steam as you would the other simple dumplings


THere should be done in 3-4 minutes. spread apart a little to make sure that they are done in the center.


You can mix some blueberries with some vanilla pudding
in a food processor and make a nice sauce for the dumplings.



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You Can add different things to this recipe to get a dessert dumpling
like chopped apples or pears

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