I have always loved dumplings but I only ever seem to make them this time of year to go with stews and soups, so I thought I would share with you my recipe for them. I have tried them with both plain and self raising flour, both taste just as nice but I have used self raising in the ones pictured. You can also add herbs to them, I find thyme goes quite well in them for stews!
Makes 14-16 small dumplings
225g self raising flour
125g butter, cubed
Salt and pepper
1. Add all ingredients apart from the water into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour until it is all mixed together. Gradually add the water with a tablespoon until it forms a dough. If it too wet, add more flour.
2. On a lightly floured side, split the dough into small balls of equal size.
You can either add to your stew or soup whilst it is cooking for 40-50 minutes.
Alternatively, place into a saucepan (with lid) of water or vegetable stock for 30 minutes.