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Recipes for Homemade Dumplings from Scratch

Sujata Iyer Nov 26, 2018
It is quite easy to have a delicious batch of homemade dumplings from scratch ready for a party, in a coupe of hours. Let us see how.
One of the best options, when it comes to cooking for a group of people, is to make homemade dumplings from scratch. It is not as difficult as you may think it is. In fact, it is one of the most enjoyable cooking experiences you'll have.
You can make a day out of it, and have your friends over in the evening for a scrumptious meal of delicious homemade dumplings. But, how to make homemade dumplings? That question will be answered shortly. So get ready for an exhilarating experience. Read on for the homemade dumplings recipe. Enjoy!

Recipe for Homemade Dumplings

What are dumplings? They are basically balls of dough, that are eaten in a stew. Dumplings, are often mistaken to be a part of only Oriental cuisine. In fact, almost every part of the world makes and eats dumplings.
They could be served with soups of meat, poultry, vegetables, and even as dessert using things like fruit or caramel or chocolate or cake. They can be steamed, fried or baked. How ever you prepare them, no one can deny that they are utterly delicious. Here's a recipe using chicken.

You will Need

  • Whole Chicken - 2-3 lbs
  • Water
  • Butter - 6 tsp
  • Chicken Broth - 2 cups
  • Eggs - 1
  • Salt - ½ tsp
  • Milk (whole) - ½ Cup
  • Flour (all-purpose) - 2 Cups

How to Make it

  • Before you begin with this chicken and dumplings recipe, remember that you must use fresh ingredients, so that their flavor gets into the meal that you have cooked.
  • Take a vessel and place the chicken in it.
  • Add the chicken broth and fill it with water until the chicken is completely immersed in it.
  • Turn on the stove and let the broth boil.
  • Once it begins to boil, you can set the flame to the simmer mode.
  • Let it sit on the stove for about 1.5 hours.
  • Keep checking it at regular intervals to remove all the foam that forms on the broth.
  • While it boils, you can prepare the dough for the dumplings.
  • Mix the flour, milk, egg, salt and butter using a blender.
  • Keep mixing it until it reaches the appropriate consistency of dough.
  • Once it does, roll it out, and use a knife or pizza cutter to cut into the desired size and shape that you want.
  • Put them into the boiling broth and cover it with a lid.
  • Do not remove the lid for at least 15 minutes.
  • Check after 15 minutes by poking the dumplings with a knife or toothpick.
Here are some tips that you can use while making dumplings.
  • To avoid dumplings from sticking together when you drop them in the stew, coat them with butter before putting them in.
  • When you place the dumplings in the stew, ensure that they are all completely immersed in it. Else, some parts of the dumplings will be half cooked.
  • Do not remove the lid from the stew for 15 minutes after the dumplings are placed in it. If you repetitively remove the lid, the heat level keeps fluctuating and the dumplings may take longer to cook.
Apart from that recipe for making dumplings from scratch, you may want to try out different soups to serve them with. Also you can experiment with different desserts too. So try out these yummy dumplings and have a wonderful time making them and devouring them too!