Recipe for Never Fail Dumplings


    Never Fail Dumplings

    Yield: 8 dumplings

    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 cup flour
    1 medium egg
    6 tablespoons cold water
    1 tablespoon oil
    1 teaspoon salt

    Beat the egg well, then add the 6 tablespoons of cold water. Measure the water carefully. Add the oil and salt and whisk together. Mix the baking-powder and flour together. Blend the two mixes into a smooth batter quickly. Drop into boiling stew and cover continuing to boil for 15-20 minutes. Try to resist the urge to peek too often - the dumplings will rise and produce a light tender crust - a cold draught will cause them to fall.

    They can also be served as a dessert by cooking in boiling water and served with pancake syrup or jam drizzled over them.

    Make Ahead: Mix up the dry ingredients into batches and store them in zip lock bags ready to add liquid and the egg when ready to use them.