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light as a feather chive dumplings-annette's

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Annette W.
Lincoln, NE

These little morsels of doughy goodness are light and feathery and will just disappear in your mouth like a cloud. My grandma had a couple different ways of making dumplings. These were the ones we made when we just wanted them plain, cooked in chicken broth or if we wanted some made with cheese sauce. You can leave the chives out, but they really do give them that little something extra. Recipe is my own taught to me by my grandma.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We prepared these in chicken broth and added the suggested cheese sauce.... de-lish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For light as a feather chive dumplings-annette's

  • 1 lg
    egg, well beaten
  • 2 c
  • 2/3 c
    milk (may be less)
  • 1/4 c
    chopped chives
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make light as a feather chive dumplings-annette's

  • 1
    Sift all of your dry ingredients together.
  • 2
    Add egg, butter, and enough milk to make a moist but stiff dough.
  • 3
    Drop by teaspoons full into boiling chicken broth. (or liquid of your choice) If cooking in Chicken and dumplings or beef and dumplings, remove the meat to make room for the dumplings. Once they have cooked, add meat back to pot to finish heating.
  • 4
    Cover loosely and cook 16-18 minutes. (Cooking times may vary) Use your judgement as to when the dumplings are done. It will depend on what type of liquid you are cooking them in and the amount of other ingredients you have in the pot. If using cheese sauce. Remove the dumplings from the cooking liquid and transfer them to a plate. Top with cheese sauce and enjoy!
  • 5
    ***These can be dropped into a boiling pot of chicken soup, chili or sauerkraut or you can make a cheese sauce to pour over them which is divine! Just make sure you have some amount of liquid to cook them in no matter what you are using.
  • 6
    CHEESE SAUCE 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar or smoky flavor Cheddar cheese or any cheese of your choice. 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper dash of hot sauce Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cook for 5 minutes longer; add cheese. Stir until smooth and well blended. Mix in dash of hot sauce if desired.