Dumplings by Foodie49

posted by Foodie49 05-20-100 11:59 AM

from a James McNair cookbook (Chicken)

5 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
about 6 tbsp. water, chilled

Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Add shortening and cut in with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse corn meal. Add just enough water to make the consistency of pie dough.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/8" thick. Cut into rectangular strips about 4" long and 1/2" wide.

Bring a pot filled with 4 cups chicken stock to a boil and drop in the dough strips, a few at a time.

Now this from a recipe for chicken and dumplings so it goes on to say add boned chicken and simmer 35 to 45 minutes so you will have to adapt it if just doing dumplings.

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