Dumplings are a traditional English food; especially when made with suet. I prefer to use vegetable suet as it is lighter than traditional suet and of course vegetarian. Dumplings are really tasty and very easy to make. Depending on where you live, you might have to hunt around for vegetable suet, but it's a useful store cupboard ingredient (as well as dumplings you can use it in pastries, puddings and pies - vegetable suet has a long, long shelf life too, even when opened) and I'm sure you'll want to make these dumplings again! Add them to soups, stews or casseroles (see cooking notes at the end of the recipe). You only need 1/2 can of chickpeas, but if you haven't got a use for the rest of the can, just make double the quantity and freeze half the dumpling dough.