We loved this. Perfect for a chilly, rainy evening! I went very light on the thyme in the stew and the biscuits. Just a personal preference. I also skipped the dill. I did have to add a little red wine to deglaze with the recommended water. It really was a delicious stew. The dumplings were super!
This stew was more like a "soup" with dumplings (which were delicious), and the results did not justify the long cooking time, However it has plenty of potential.Next time after I brown the meat I will make a rue with the leftover bits and a little butter flour mixture and then add it to the broth before adding the dumplings. I think this will make it a great stew instead of a good soup.