Mmmmm dumplings… This is a quick recipe that I make either dumplings or biscuits out of.
- 2 c. all purpose flour (although whole wheat also works)
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cold margarine or butter
- Milk, about a cup but you’ll have to use a judgment call
Mix first 3 ingredients. Add cold butter/margarine and cut in with a pastry blender. Slowly add milk and mix until it has a doughy consistency (just past crumbly, but be careful not to put too much in to make it thin). Don’t over mix! Once it’s combined, stop otherwise, they might not rise well.
Biscuits: Preheat oven to 350F. Drop batter by the tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 18 minutes (depending on how hot your oven runs and altitude).
Dumplings: Drop batter by the tablespoon into gently boiling chicken broth (or whatever broth you prefer) and cover. Don’t overfill the pot, don’t pile them on top of each other either. Let them boil gently for about 20 minutes and eat hot. They should be nice and fluffy. It will likely make a nice gravy in the broth that’s remaining. Adding chicken and frozen veggies to the “gravy” makes a very nice meal with the dumplings.