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I’ve never made dumplings before but have wanted to. So when I got my Watkins Mill cookbook with all the old recipes, and saw one for dumplings, I had to give it a try.

First, I made a double batch of my Chicken Noodle Soup in a big stew pot, but I didn’t add the noodles that recipe calls for since I was going to add dumplings instead. You can cook dumplings in any kind of boiling broth, so I suppose these could be made with beef stew too if you like.

Anyway, first I made my chicken soup and then I added the dumplings.


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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour,

baking powder,

and salt.

Then add milk all at once

and stir with a fork, just until moist. (Add more milk if needed.) Drop by tablepoonfulls into boiling broth. Cover and cook about 20 minutes. Do not lift lid until time is up or dumplings will be tough. How easy is that?

They taste like homemade pasta, rich and filling.  Perfect for a cold, snowy evening meal.
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11 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    So are you loving this cookbook? If you keep this up I’m for sure going to have to get it and I’m trying to not get anymore cookbooks.ha

  2. Alica says:

    Ahhh…comfort food!

  3. Tina says:

    Darn you Suzanne I am trying not to buy any more cookbooks just like Laura. I am running out of room and besides my husband is going to kill me! These will be so good in beef stew. Yum!

  4. Alice says:

    I also have cookbook *want* problems. 🙂 I have been loving your pictures of your vintage measuring spoons. (previous posts)

    • JMart says:

      I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. The “vintage” spoons you like are the same measuring spoons I’ve used since I was married! I guess that makes me somewhat vintage, too. I’ll bet you could find a set at an estate sale.

      • Suzanne says:

        So how old do you think they are? I love this set of spoons. I got them from my mom when I moved out on my own, and I remember them being around all my life, which makes them at least 40+ years old.

        • JMart says:

          At least 46 years as that is how long I’ve had mine!! My Mom always measured with a set, too. I never put mine in the dishwasher or use them with vinegar of any kind due to the reaction. I also still have a measuring cup of the ome age with graduated sides and a cap. It is a shaker cup used to mix flour and water for gravy! they were made by a company called Mirro.

  5. Chester's Mom says:

    No shortening? I was thinking dumplings were like a biscuit dough…

  6. JMart says:

    I love dumplings but my husband does not. I make baking powder biscuits to serve with my beef stew. Sometimes if I really feel like dumplings for myself, I just use a few teaspoons of the biscuit dough and plop it into the stew. That works fine for all parties involved and we both walk away from the table happy!

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