About this recipe: My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. Add any fresh herbs you like to the dry ingredients.
Altered ingredient amounts. Outstanding! Absolutely outstanding! My darling hubby has been asking for chicken and dumplings for months. With the weather turning a bit cooler, I decided to give this recipe a try. I was not disappointed, and neither was he. These are absolutely delicious. I just used a little more butter, almost double, than what is called for. These were light, fluffy and so tender. Mix only until incorporated, add to simmering (not boiling) liquid and put a lid on it! Leave the pot alone for the full 15 minutes. This is now our family dumpling recipe. Thank you Carol's Mom. - 14 Jul 2008
I made these last night with a minted lamb stew and they were absolutely DELICIOUS! The recipe made 5 ping pong ball sized dumplings which ended up being enormous, beautifully light and fluffy. I will never use suet again! - 13 Apr 2010
Something else. I can't have dairy, so I made this with dairy free spread and oat milk instead of cows milk. It was still lovely. I then made a second batch and mixed in a bit of aubergine pickle for extra flavour - lovely! I put my tumplings on top of a stew I'd had in the slow cooker - turned it up to medium for about an hour and they were perfect. - 23 Sep 2009