- 225 g (8 oz) floury potatoes (Desiree, King Edward), peeled, boiled and mashed
- 115 g (6 oz) suet
- 115 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
- 50 ml (2 fl oz) water - see notes below.
- 2 tablespoons fresh mixed herbs, chopped
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a bowl, lightly mix the ingredients into a soft dough
- Only add water if the mixture is too dry as there will probably be enough moisture in the potatoes already.
- With lightly floured hands, roll into 6 balls
- Place the dumplings in a large pan of boiling water, ideally they should not touch. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Do not boil or you will end up with a pan full of suet-glop.
- The dumplings will sink at first, and rise to the surface once cooked - just make one final check for 'doneness'.
Place in a baking tray filled with 500 ml or so of hot chicken stock or vegetable stock (not quite covering the dumplings)and bake in an over preheated to 190° C (375° F - gas 5). For a nice crispy top, finish under the grill for 5 minutes.