HOW TO MAKE DUMPLINGS – The Southern Lady Cooks


How to make dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

There are lots of recipes for dumplings.  You can try the flat or drop method but they all taste pretty much alike.  It is really just a matter of preference.  True Southern dumplings are flat but many people in the South will argue this point and like the drop ones better.  I say just do your thing.  I make them both ways depending on how I want my recipe to look.  The recipe below can be used either way. You might also like our recipe for cream cheese ranch chicken.

This is a basic recipe and works for me every time.  You can use milk instead of water and some people even sweeten with a little sugar if adding dumplings to fruit.  I always use this recipe for my family. This makes around 35 dumplings depending on size you make yours.

Many people will comment they use canned biscuits or tortillas. I am sure that works too, but we believe homemade dumplings are always better!


Tips for How to Make Dumplings:

  • Do not over work your dough. This will lead to tough dumplings.
  • Do not over cook your dumplings, they cook quickly and if you over cook them they will be hard.
  • Stirring the dumplings can make them break apart, its best to use a wooden spoon to push them under the liquid.

 

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How to make dumplings

Learn to make drop dumplings and flat dumplings. Great for chicken and dumplings!

Course: Ingredient

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: Chicken and Dumplings, drop dumplings, flat dumplings

Servings: 30 dumplings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening or lard
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Put self-rising flour in a bowl, cut in shortening with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the boiling water a little at a time until you can shape the mixture into a ball.  Roll out to about 1/8 inch thickness on a floured board.

  • For flat dumplings cut into strips, then squares.  I use a pizza cutter to do this as it is much quicker.

  • If you want drop dumplings do not roll out.  Just pinch off pieces of the dough the size you want.

  • Drop either kind of dumplings, a few at a time,  into boiling soup, fruit or broth,  cover with top on pot, let cook for a few minutes and add more dumplings.

This is a basic dumpling recipe and works for me every time.  You can use milk instead of water and some people even sweeten with a little sugar if adding dumplings to fruit.  I always use this recipe when making chicken and dumplings. This makes around 35 dumplings depending on size you make yours.

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