Friday, February 25, 2011


Unfortunately tonight's dinner was inhaled so fast I didn't get a picture but I will share my recipe with you!

2 cans chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 stick of butter

2 cups flour
1/4 cup cold crisco
milk to mix

With your hands mix the crisco into the flour well.  Pour in a little milk at a time until a firm dough forms.  Spread flour onto your counter, split dough in half and roll out until very thin.  With a pizza cutter, cut dough into strips, then run cutter cross wise forming two inch rectangles.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Drop dumplins into broth mix and allow to simmer between 10-15 minutes.  Do NOT stir the dumplins, but use a spoon to break them up if they begin clumping.  Cover and allow to softly simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Test a dumplin to make sure it's cooked through.  If not, keep simmering.

When I make a big pot of these, there are NEVER any leftovers (Sorry Jules!)  Imagine Cracker Barrel's dumplins -- only BETTER!

We had smoked pork chops, dumplins, croissants with pear preserves (homemade), and purple hull peas that I grew in the garden last summer.

Ya'll come on down, we'll cook up something yummy when you get here!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds delicious, Cathy... My hubby always orders dumplins at Cracker Barrel... Maybe he needs to visit Cathy's Restaurant!!!!! ha

Have a great weekend.

Corine said...

I used to make the most FABULOUS dumplings! It has been so long that I forgot all about them; thanks for the reminder! :D Are yours nice and dry in the middle? I hope so... I don't know where my old recipe is and am so anxious to try yours! Although I think that had more to do with the perfect temperature and timing than the recipe. I really can't wait to try yours out! :)
Happy day! :D

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Cathy, this is one of the best dumpling recipes I have seen. Am trying this soon. I'm also forwarding this to my dumpling addicted niece. Thanks. What time did you say was supper time?

Connie said...

They sound delicious! Gonna have to try these soon. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jules said...

OMG, my all time favorite thing in life, DUMPLINGS! Our recipes seem the same been trying to learn my great grandmothers recipe. I so want a garden this year, hope I can to it. How did you guys weather the storms? I hope okay.

Don't fret I'm heading that way as soon as the weather breaks :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Out on the prairie said...

I make a variety of dumplings, one is a raised dumpling. These are like a shaker recipe I saw.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

This is similar to a recipe my mother-in-law shared with me. I haven't made dumplings for awhile and my husband loves them. Maybe tonight is the night for your recipe! Thanks, Cathy! :)

floweringmama said...

Thanks everyone! I forgot to mention that I use self rising flour. These dumplins are creamy and rich and filling not to mention budget friendly! I think the key for getting a good firm (done in the middle) dumplin is rolling them out thin enough because they do plump up!

Nekkid Chicken said...

I love chicken and dumplings. I have been looking for a recipe to make Chow Chow like my granny used to make. Thanks for bringing up great memories. :O)