These homemade dumplings with self-raising flour are a delightful addition to any meal. Whether you’re looking to elevate a comforting stew or soup or simply craving a tasty side dish, these dumplings are sure to impress. With just a few basic ingredients and a simple preparation method, you’ll have fluffy and delicious dumplings ready to enjoy in no time. Let’s dive into this easy and satisfying recipe that will leave you craving for more.
This recipe provides a simple and straightforward method for making dumplings using self-raising flour. The dough is prepared with a few basic ingredients and shaped into round dumplings. The dumplings are then cooked in boiling liquid until they become fluffy and ready to serve.
- mixing bowl
- large pot
- self raising flour
- unsalted butter
- In a mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour and salt. Stir well to evenly distribute the salt.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. This step helps create a flaky texture in the dumplings.
- Gradually pour in the milk, starting with half of the amount, and mix it into the flour mixture. Stir until the dough starts to come together. Add more milk as needed until a soft and slightly sticky dough forms.
- Lightly flour a clean surface or cutting board. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and knead it gently for a minute or two until it becomes smooth
- Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into round dumplings, about the size of a golf ball. You can flatten them slightly if desired
- In a large pot or saucepan, bring water or your preferred broth to a gentle boil. Carefully drop the dumplings into the boiling liquid, ensuring they are fully submerged.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the dumplings simmer for about 15-20 minutes. They will expand and become fluffy as they cook.
- After the cooking time, use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the dumplings from the liquid and serve them hot.
You can customize the flavor of the dumplings by adding herbs, spices, or grated cheese to the dough before shaping them. These dumplings pair well with stews, soups, or as a side dish to roasted meats. Leftover dumplings can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or two. Reheat them by steaming or briefly microwaving before serving.
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