Dumplings

As my thoughts were turning to sunny afternoon picnics, prairie winds intervened to remind me that Canadian weather could give a fuck about my lunch fantasies. Unusually high winds pounded us with sleet and I spent the weekend taking refuge in my home. To occupy myself, I watched Julie and Julia (which I like, btw) and made a big ol’ pot of soup.

I was not particularly interested in the soup itself, but needed it to prepared my ultimate comfort food — dumplings. These little blobs of dough cook in the soup broth until tender. I often pick the dumplings out and eat ’em straight up and usually on the down low (I don’t want to seem like a pig). The recipe is from the Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients:
1/4 c soft butter
1 egg
1 c all purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
6 Tbsp milk

Beat butter and egg until creamy. Stir in flour and salt until combined, then gradually add milk. The batter should be a bit sticky. Drop teaspoons of batter into boiling soup, reduce to simmer and cook covered for 10 minutes.

3 Comments

  1. david says:

    Makes me want to cook some, we haven’t had any in forever. Nothing better than wet dough!

  2. todd says:

    Is this “Jodi’s Famous?”

  3. Troy says:

    they are one in the same! I hadn’t realized the recipe was from Joy of Cooking…

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