I grew up with my mother making a plain version of these all winter long. I could just eat a plate of the dumplings alone and forget the soup; I liked them that much. Now I make them for my kids and add different ingredients to change the flavors.
- Mix together first three ingredients being sure to get all flour evenly incorporated into mix.
- Crush the rosemary leaves in the palm of your hand to break them up and release the oils and add to the mix along with the cheese.
- While mixing the dumplings; bring your soup or broth to a slow soft boil.
- Take two kitchen tablespoons and use them to drop tablespoons of dumpling mix into your broth by spooning up mix then using other spoon to roll it into the soup.
- Do not over crowd your soup with raw dumplings or they will stick together.
- Move around the pot as you drop to allow the dumpling to start to set before another raw one is dropped next to it.
- Cook at a slow boil for about 15 minutes to allow the dumplings to cook through and absorb some of the chicken flavoring from the broth.
- NOTE: You can change the cheese flavor with another hard cheese and use other types of herbs to create your own blend of flavors.
- Re Comment on thicknss of dumplings -- tis true this is a very thick style dumpling (my mothers side of family is russian and this is more their style I guess). You can certainly add abit more liquid to thin it out but it is still going to be a heavier dumpling than the roll out style.