First, it is important to note that a British dumpling is a very different food to Chinese dumplings. These are suet-based dumplings that are generally served with broths and stews. They are cheap and easy food to make that will make a dish complete. The addition of herbs to the dumpling adds more flavour. Here is how to make British herb dumplings.
Makes: 12 dumplings.
Ingredients for British Herb Dumplings
- 9 oz/ 250 g self-raising flour
- 4 1/2 oz/ 125 g shredded suet
- 7 fl oz/ 200 ml water
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp chopped thyme
- 1 tsp chopped rosemary
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Black pepper
How to Make Herb Dumplings
- Put the flour in a mixing bowl and stir in the suet, salt, and herbs.
- Season with black pepper.
- Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the cold water.
- Stir the mixture together with your hand to create a soft dough.
- Flour your hands and divide the mixture into 12 pieces and hand-roll into balls.
- Dumplings take about 20 minutes to cook through, so drop them into your soup, stew, or broth 20 minutes before you are ready to serve.