Flour Dumplings (Sinkers/Spinners)

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READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by byZula

There are many varieties of dumplings; the flour dumpling is the most popular in the Caribbean and the simplest to make. In Bermuda, most people call these sinkers because they don't rise to the top. I usually add a little sugar and sometimes parsley, but this is how a friend of mine does hers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and slowly add enough cold water to make a stiff dough.
  2. (A sticky dough makes a soft pasty dumpling.).
  3. Knead in the bowl or on a lightly floured board until smooth.
  4. Break off small pieces about the size of a walnut and roll between your hands. It should be similar to a long tube with pointy ends. They're usually about 3-4 inches long.
  5. Immerse into salted boiling water and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Or add to soups and stews and cook for the same period or longer.

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