These homemade family recipe dumplings are wonderful in any type of soup, chicken or otherwise. Grandma made the best. She never measured anything until one day a long time ago, I measured everything as she did it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the milk and salt in a saucepan, and set over medium heat. In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour and water. When the milk begins to bubble, stir in the flour mixture, and cook stirring constantly until thickened, 2 or 3 minutes. Let cool until set. You can put the mixture in the refrigerator to speed the process.

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  • Fold the eggs into the chilled dough. Add 1 cup of flour and mix thoroughly (dough will be lumpy). Drop into simmering soups by the teaspoonful. Simmer covered for 10 minutes, remove lid, and simmer 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 2g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 121.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2005
what is the last cup of flour on the recipe used for? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2003
These were not good at all. My family wouldn't even eat them and I thought my husband would eat anything! Maybe to many eggs? Read More
(26)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2005
what is the last cup of flour on the recipe used for? Read More
(34)
Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2003
These were not good at all. My family wouldn't even eat them and I thought my husband would eat anything! Maybe to many eggs? Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
These were great! I made chicken dumpling soup and it was so tasty. For the soup I used water chicken bullion chicken soup base carrots green beans corn chicken breast and sage sweet basil leaf and pepper to flavor. I boiled about 5 min. longer with the lid on- make sure you do not peek at your dumplings while they are cooking with the lid on- they will turn out better. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2008
I am German actually born in Germany and I never heard of dumplings made this way. They weren't very good either. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
These are wonderful dumplings. I followed the recipe exactly making no changes. I make these for my husband who loves dumplings. They are good with soups and stews. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2009
I am giving this a four stars for texture which was very good and light however I am questioning why the flour measure for the cup is listed twice? I did not need the second measure of flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2005
The ultimate recipe; thx for sharing. I added a few of my own touches (minced onion parsley flakes and baking powder). This is not saying the recipe is not perfect just the way it it however because it is. I also microwave bacon and crumble some in when I want just a little change. I am grateful for you sharing this recipe of your grandmas Jonell. (Those along with the mom's recipes are the best by far!) Everyone marveled over the Dumplings and they did not last long at all! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
These are great!! My grandmother is from Germany and these are exactly the same as hers! I just couldn't remember the recipe...or find it for that matter. She pretty much kept her recipe box in her head and now she's gone so here I am searching! Anyway...as another poster said this does make a good portion of dumplings. (Or maybe just a few really BIG dumplings?) Anyway I did add 3 tbs. of dried parsley to the dough and yep! Just like Grandma's!! THANK YOU!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
10/30/2007
Maybe I didn't do it right. I don't know what kind of flour I had. I live in China so I can't just ask is this all purpose? I mean i get it from a big open bin at the supermarket. All I can tell you is its white and doesn't have dried fruit in it. Anyhow I need to find something that works better so I don't think I'll make this again. Read More
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