This is the only fool proof dumpling I have ever made. It is a keeper! It stirs together in no time and cooks up so light and fluffy every time. It has never failed me. It is perfect for chicken dumplings. Just spoon on top of your favorite recipe and enjoy. I usually double the recipe.

Gina

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat egg, water, and melted butter in a small bowl. Stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until well blended.

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  • Drop batter by spoonfuls onto simmering broth or gravy. Cover and simmer until fully cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 54.1mg 18% DV; sodium 695.6mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2010
these made a nice fluffy dumpling. i upped the butter to two tablespoons just becuse and they came out fine. these would be good in a dessert/cobbler type recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2010
This is the first time I've ever given a one star rating to a recipe but there was nothing else I could do. I made these dumplings exactly as written even though it seemed to be a bit excessive in the baking powder...I was correct about that! The dough seemed fine and so I proceeded to add them to my turkey soup. Once in the pot however they fell apart completely making a thick unappetizing and chunky soup. The fragments weren't dumpling -like at all...they were soggy and mushy. My family was extremely disappointed and so was I. Sorry but I won't be making these again! Read More
(11)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2010
This is the first time I've ever given a one star rating to a recipe but there was nothing else I could do. I made these dumplings exactly as written even though it seemed to be a bit excessive in the baking powder...I was correct about that! The dough seemed fine and so I proceeded to add them to my turkey soup. Once in the pot however they fell apart completely making a thick unappetizing and chunky soup. The fragments weren't dumpling -like at all...they were soggy and mushy. My family was extremely disappointed and so was I. Sorry but I won't be making these again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2010
these made a nice fluffy dumpling. i upped the butter to two tablespoons just becuse and they came out fine. these would be good in a dessert/cobbler type recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2011
Too much baking powder. Fell apart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2013
I use this recipe nearly every time I make a roast. Just drop by tblsps on top of your gravy and let them simmer for 5 min then turn over for another 5 min. You can cover them if you like! These are not soup dumplings so do not expect them to be real solid. They are a light and fluffy dumpling that taste wonderful with gravy! Thank you for posting this recipe Gina as I used to have the exact same one years ago and had lost it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2019
Very disappointing. They came out soggy and mushy not the slightest bit fluffy. I won't use this recipe ever again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
I think these work great I did cut the baking powder back alittle and added cold butter i cut it into flower. they were just what i was looking for thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2015
These dumplings are delicious and so easy to prepare! A definite delicious addition to any soup. Read More