Monday, August 22, 2011

Adventures in Simple Meals: Scratch Dumplings

1 cup flour
1.5 tea baking powder
.5 tea salt
2 tbsp shortening (I use palm shortening) or butter
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, beaten

Mix together in a bowl flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two forks until mixture is crumbly/lumpy.  Pour in milk and egg, mix only until the flour is dampened.  Dough should be lumpy.  Drop by spoonfuls on top of boiling meat or soup (I've found a good strong simmer is good).  Cover with lid and steam 12 minutes without removing the cover.  Makes 6 dumplings.

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