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Recipe : Entry # 9455
Gail Clark Sheppard
Recipe Title
Grandma Clark's Dumplings
Recipe Theme
June: Heirloom Recipes
Main Dishes
Arab EC
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups flour
2 cups buttermilk
ΒΌ cup shortening
Mix milk and shortening with flour. Stir to make soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead dough a few times until stiff. Divide dough in half. Roll one half at a time until it is about the thickness of piecrust. Cut into strips about an inch wide and two inches long. Drop pieces one at a time into boiling broth.

Grandma dropped her dumplings into the broth at the side of the pot, while holding the ones already cooking back with a spoon. She did not stir the dumplings while they cooked. They cooked uncovered until she got all the dough in the pot. Then she covered them and cooked them about 15 minutes. This recipe makes a large pot of dumplings.