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How To Make Dumplings From Scratch!

Updated on October 18, 2017

How To Make Dumplings From Scratch!

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Hello, I am going to explain to you how to make these awesome

dumplings in and easy to read and understand recipe guide.

This not only tastes wonderful but they are also very easy to make and

for many different entre's. So ladies, lets get ready to cook. This is a Must Have Recipe!

I hope you will enjoy this Wonderful and Easy To Make Recipe

and please see my Recipe on:

Country Style Chicken and Dumplings made from Scratch!


Items Need for this Recipe

  • Blender
  • Large bowl
  • Large spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: This can make 20-30 dumplings depending on size

Ingredients Needed

  • 3 tablespoons of shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3/4 cup of milk (organic)

Note: If you are using self-rising flour, you will not need the baking powder and salt.

Plus I prefer it personally.


Instructions for Dumpling Recipe

  • Cut Shortening or fresh butter into flower
  • Mix in baking powder and sea-salt (skip this step if using self-rising flour) this will leave a crumbling look
  • Stir in your milk ( organic milk optional )
  • You can drop by the spoonfuls into your hot liquid ( be careful )
  • Or you can roll these out adding flour and cut these into fourths and drop into hot liquid.
  • Cook uncovered for 10 Min's, Then covered for 10 Min's.

This will make about 20-30 depending on how large or small. Larger dumplings will be less.

Dumplings are wonderful in, Stews, Soups, Chicken and Dumplings, in chicken broth, butter, fried, or boiled by themselves. they just simply taste good. I will share some additional recipes for different styles of dumplings in the recipes below.

  • For Cheese Dumplings :
  • Add 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar to the recipe and additional one ounce of Flour

  • Parsley dumplings:
  • Add 3 tablespoons of dried parsley

  • Herb Dumplings:
  • Just add 1/2 teaspoon of ( sage leaves, celery seeds or dried thyme into the flour. Or you can add your own favorite herbs.

Check out my Chicken and Dumplings Recipe Below!

I hope enjoyed how to make Dumplings from scratch. Remember this can be great for stews, chicken and dumplings, with chicken broth, with butter or just by themselves. This is a simple recipe with lots of additions to make them your own. I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe and please check out my How To Make Chicken and Dumplings From Scratch.

Have a Wonderful and a Blessed Day


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    • moonlake profile image


      5 years ago from America

      Sounds good. I love dumplings. Voted up

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe to share.

    • lovebuglena profile image

      Lena Kovadlo 

      6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I've never made dumplings from scratch but maybe I should give it a shot. Doesn't sound very complicated as your hub and all the instructions is easy to understand.


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