Last night I made some Chicken Soup with dumplings.
First of all, if you ever make chicken soup… never make it without dumplings. They are the easiest thing on earth to make.
Mom’s Dumpling Recipe:
3 T oil
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 c. milk
Mix dry ingredients together. Add liquids, stir until blended.
Drop by spoonfuls into the simmering liquid (it says boiling). Simmer uncovered for 10 min., cover and simmer another 10. It says it makes 10 dumplings, but they would be very puny.
Now, normally I would follow my mother’s orders to a T. But, I didn’t exactly have many supplies for soup. In fact, I only had two cans of chicken broth (I didn’t make my own).
So I cooked my chicken, added heat to the broth, added some celery and carrots… waited until it boiled and then added a single batch of dumplings.
It was the exact ratio of dumplings/soup that I had dreamed of as a kid. The big pot probably had 2 inches of soup, and then 2.5 inches of dumplings on top. PERFECT.