Posted 7/29/2012 12:06:10 PM
This is from the old "Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook", in the quick breads section. We have been making these for many many years, always delicious, and always have to double the recipe to make everybody happy! The only change in the recipe here is the shortening added to the recipe, which wasn't in the original, and actually isn't needed at all... tastes WONDERFUL and without the added fat is healthier! My ONLY go-to dumpling recipe! Just be sure to drop the dumplings ONTO the meat, not into the liquid, or they will just dissolve/disintegrate, and to keep uncovered the 10 minutes, then covered the last 10! Fantastic taste, esp when adding 3 tbls minced parsley, chives, fresh sage, thyme, savory or mixing any of these together and adding to the dry ingredients, as suggested in the original cookbook, but not necessary except to change the flavor, as they are great as written!