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These are the dumplings I make to serve with Chicken in Sour Cream Paprika Sauce. I originally got the recipe from "The Grassroots Cookbook" and have used this many times. These are ugly looking,odd ball shaped flour dumplings but they taste great with the chicken recipe or with a hearty stew ladled on top. I usually serve 2 dumplings per bowl. I usually cook these in boiling water, not broth. Prep time allows for bringing a pot of water to the boil - it only takes about 10 minutes to mix up the batter.
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- 1Make sure you have a large pot of water or broth heating up before you begin- you want to have it boiling by the time you are finished mixing the batter.
- 2Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- 3Grab a fork in one hand, and have your milk in a small pitcher in the other hand.
- 4Slowly pour the milk into the flour mixture in a steady stream,while tossing very quickly with the fork to combine the ingredients just until they are moistened.
- 5Press out any big lumps, but the batter should not be perfectly smooth.
- 6Don't overmix or you'll end up with very pasty dumplings.
- 7Have a large potful of boiling water (or chicken broth) ready to go.
- 8Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter into the boiling liquid- you should have enough for 8-12 scoops (bearing in mind that they grow a bit while cooking).
- 9Cover firmly with tight lid and let cook 12 minutes exactly with no peeking under the lid (If your lid isn't very tight, the starchy liquid can seep out the sides).
- 10Scoop cooked dumplings out of pot using a slotted spoon and serve with stew ladled over them or add to soup.
- 11They will be large and look like wet,odd shaped balls- they aren't very attractive.
- 12To test for doneness, poke a drained dumpling with a toothpick- it should come out fairly clean and the middle of the dumpling should be tender but not goopy (you can also cut one in half).
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Nutritional Facts for Homely Old-Time Dumplings
Serving Size: 1 (73 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 280.8
- Calories from Fat 32
- Total Fat 3.5 g
- Saturated Fat 1.9 g
- Cholesterol 11.3 mg
- Sodium 681.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 52.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 9.1 g