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Dumplings
Dumplings
Suet Dumplings - (boiled)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:204
Ready in:40 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:31st January 2013
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Suet Dumplings - (baked)

These crispy suet dumplings are easy to make and a great addition for stews and casseroles.

Ingredients

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Method

  1. Add the ingredients to a bowl, gently rub the flour into the suet with your fingers. When you can no longer feel the suet with your fingers, gradually add a few tablespoons of cold water and mix to form a soft but not sticky dough.
  2. Adjust the consistency of the dough by adding extra flour or water if required.
  3. Divide into 6 to 8 and form into balls
  4. Drop then into a stew or casserole about 20 to 30 minutes before the end of cooking
  5. Alternatively, boil in water or stock for 20 to 30 minutes

Method: Crispy suet dumplings

  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C (400 °F - gas 6)
  2. Follow steps above
  3. Gently float on top of a stew or casserole
  4. Baste with a little of the gravy
  5. Bake (uncovered) at the top of the oven for 30 minutes or so - the dumplings should be cooked and crispy on the top

Serving suggestions

Dumpling are really nice, crisped under a grill once they have cooked. Especially cheese dumplings

Variations

Add 2 tablespoons of grated Cheddar cheese to make cheese dumplings

Suet shelf life

I have found that packet suet has a limited shelf life once opened. I thought I was unable to make decent dumplings until I threw out what turned out to be rancid suet and made them with a fresh packet!

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