Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Dumplings

Photo by Lexie:Naturals

I learned how to make dumplings from my grandmother, who learned how to make them from her best friend, who was native of Germany.

These dumplings are easy and only contain a few ingredients.  They are rich in flavor because they absorb the flavors of whatever soup to which you add them.  You can make these thick or thin, large or small, in straight lines or in shapes.

You can also add other seasonings or spices to the dough for added flavor.  You could even exchange the ice water for ice broth or stock.  I suggest making these as the recipe reads the first time then add to it as you feel comfortable.

Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Dumplings
 
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Recipe type: Dumplings
 
Ingredients
  • Large pot of stew or soup (these are great in chicken soup)
  • 2½ cups freshly milled flour (I use hard white wheat)
  • 1½ teaspoons real salt
  • glass of ice water (you will use about ¾ cup)
  • extra flour for rolling surface
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour and salt. Have your floured surface ready.
  2. Slowly add ice water to flour mixture until you can stir it stiffly. In other words, you want to be able to stir it slightly but the dough should be very stiff. I often use my hands to mix. The amount of water will depend on humidity levels in your house and other factors.
  3. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead just a few times.
  4. Press the dough down with your hands then roll it to about an ⅛ inch thickness.
  5. Cut the dough with a pizza cutter or knife into ½ inch thick strips (or any desired shape).
  6. Let the dough rest for 15-40 minutes. You want the dough to be stiff but still able to lay across your hand when held up.
  7. After the dough has rested, drop them into soup or stew that has a rolling boil.
  8. Cook until desired doneness is reached (approximately 5 minutes). The soup will thicken as it cools.

1.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour and salt. Have your floured surface ready.

gmdumplingsdoughandmill2.  Slowly add ice water to flour mixture until you can stir it stiffly. In other words, you want to be able to stir it slightly but the dough should be very stiff. I often use my hands to mix. The amount of water will depend on humidity levels in your house and other factors.

3.  Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead just a few times.

4.  Press the dough down with your hands then roll it to about an 1/8 inch thickness.

5.  Cut the dough with a pizza cutter or knife into 1/2 inch thick strips (or any desired shape).

gmcutdoughandmill6.  Let the dough rest for 15-40 minutes. You want the dough to be stiff but still able to lay across your hand when held up.

7.  After the dough has rested, drop them into soup or stew that has a rolling boil.

8.  Cook until desired doneness is reached. The soup will thicken as it cools.

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About Lexie at Lexie:Naturals

Lexie is a follower of Jesus, the wife of the very talented Stephen McNeill, and a stay-at-home mother of two exquisite girls. Her passions include spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and teaching. In an effort to live a more natural and frugal lifestyle, she began making and selling her own skin care products (including lotion, lip balm, deodorant, sunscreen and diaper cream). She loves sharing these passions with others on her blog and helping other families catch the vision of living more natural lifestyle.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I am so honored to have taken part in the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. I have been using this fantastic resource for over a year now and it's my go to recipe guide for using my WonderMill. Being a part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge taught me that I truly can convert all of my old recipes into new ones using freshly milled wheat (and some of the recipes don't even change). Using the mill is simple and so much fun for the whole family! It's healthier for my family and provides great tasting food. The WonderMill is the only mill I recommend to families who are serious about milling their own wheat and I'm thankful that I've been part of this challenge.

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