Delaware Slippery Dumplings

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Acerast

This is from the Lord & Hamilton Seaside Inn at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I ran across it in "The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook" while looking for regional specialties to try.

Top Review by Crunchy Numbers

I've made these many times over the years and they are delicious! I was going to post the recipe but was surprised to find that it was already here. This is great cold-weather comfort food. After bringing the broth back to a boil after adding the dumplings, be sure to reduce the heat to medium or below. If you have it cooking at more than a gentle simmer the dumplings may fall apart. I also find that they are done before 15 minutes. Watch carefully and stir several times while cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
  3. Stir in enough hot water to make a firm but manageable dough.
  4. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat the broth to boiling.
  5. Add the butter; let the butter melt and float to the top of the broth.
  6. On a floured board, roll out the dough to 1/16 inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 2 inch squares.
  8. Drop the dumplings one at a time into the boiling broth.
  9. Reheat the broth to boiling over high heat.
  10. Reduce the heat to medium and cook dumplings uncovered until tender, about 15 minutes.
  11. Spoon the dumplings into a serving dish with some of the cooking liquied and serve.
  12. Can be added to a variety of soups and broths.

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