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post #1 of 14
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So I decided to make chicken and dumplings as a nice Sunday meal for my husband and a few friends. Please keep in mind the recipe said "Serves Six". We knew we'd have some left overs, but we didn't realize it will fill the freezer!

I keep asking myself who the six people were that ate all of it. Were they football players? Pro wrestlers? Ultimate Fighting guys?

Anyone for chicken and dumplings?
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
So I decided to make chicken and dumplings as a nice Sunday meal for my husband and a few friends. Please keep in mind the recipe said "Serves Six". We knew we'd have some left overs, but we didn't realize it will fill the freezer!

I keep asking myself who the six people were that ate all of it. Were they football players? Pro wrestlers? Ultimate Fighting guys?

Anyone for chicken and dumplings?
Did you use self-raising flour for the dumplings? I remember getting a frantic call from a German colleague while we were living in the U.S., who wondered why her dumplings were growing/mushrooming. She didn't know that some flours already contain yeast or baking soda, and picked up the wrong kind.
post #3 of 14
I have always wanted to make that. Is it easy? Was it good?
post #4 of 14
I love C/D - but my dumplings tend to fall apart and break down. What's the secret?
post #5 of 14
I haven't made any in a while... and it never last more than two days even when I make a huge pot of it.

If there's too much left take some containers of it to your friends or family.
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I love C/D - but my dumplings tend to fall apart and break down. What's the secret?
More eggs than the recipe calls for. Seriously - if the recipe calls for 4 eggs to a pound of flour, I use 6 EXL or 8 L.
post #7 of 14
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I love C/D - but my dumplings tend to fall apart and break down. What's the secret?
I boil mine, so they cook in the broth. My chicken and dumplings is more of a soup than the way it's traditionally made. I use the recipe in The Whole Foods Market Cookbook. Click here to see what I'm talking about.
post #8 of 14
That sounds so good. I haven't made chicken with dumplings in such a long time. I think I'll make some next weekend!
post #9 of 14
Oooh, that recipe looks so good, did it turn out well? (Aside from the super size portions, lol)
post #10 of 14
That recipe looks soooooo good!

I usually boil the chicken and seasoning and after that is done, in the same broth drop pinched off canned biscuits that make perfect dumplings every time.
post #11 of 14
I tried making chicken & dumplings once....it looked like cat vomit.

It was about then I quit bothering to make much, just the basics for me now!
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Oooh, that recipe looks so good, did it turn out well? (Aside from the super size portions, lol)
Oh yeah! It was really yummy!
post #13 of 14
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Did you use self-raising flour for the dumplings? I remember getting a frantic call from a German colleague while we were living in the U.S., who wondered why her dumplings were growing/mushrooming. She didn't know that some flours already contain yeast or baking soda, and picked up the wrong kind.
That's funny! Anyway, I personally love chicken and dumplings.
post #14 of 14
WHAT !!!! you made chicken and dumplings, and you did not invite your TCS friends(err mostley just me)
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