RIFFLES or LUMPS

Riffles Or Lumps

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Colleen Sowa

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@colleenlucky7

This recipe is at least 300 years old... (and NO... it is not one that I created in my younger years! LOL)

Way back when... foods were frequently in shortage and were time consuming to prepare. Saving crumbs could mean the difference between eating or going without.

Cooks would scrape the rolling pins and boards and gather all the crumbs after making biscuits, noodles, breads and pies. They put the scraps into jars. When they had saved enough scraps, they would use them to make Riffles. Also known as LUMPS.

Each cook developed recipes around using up these scraps.

Now we use a formal recipe just because it's fast... and good!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
varies depending on how you use them
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • FORMAL RIFFLES RECIPE

  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 md
    eggs
  • FORMAL FLAVORING

  • 1/2 c
    milk or cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • OPTIONS FOR FLAVORING

  • ·
    butter
  • ·
    cream
  • ·
    milk
  • ·
    sugar
  • ·
    cinnamon
  • ·
    nutmeg
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    soup, stew, eggs

How to Make RIFFLES or LUMPS

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut together all ingredients in a bowl until little flakes or balls form.
  2. Boil three cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Toss in the Riffles. Boil and stir until the Riffles are transparent and the liquid is thickened.
  3. At this point you decide what you want to flavor this with. Milk? Butter? Cream? A combination of them? salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg? sugar?

    Or do you want to throw it into a pot of soup or stew?

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About RIFFLES or LUMPS

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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