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Murakami
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13343 posts since 9/5/05

12 Jan 2010 15:05
My mum usd to do dumplings in the stew pan on the hob and they were always really stodgy , bloody lovely could eat it right now
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

12 Jan 2010 15:08
They are supposed to be slightly stodgy though I think, thats part of the appeal of them, they're not a light diet food item.
Bueller?
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2789 posts since 23/1/03

12 Jan 2010 15:24
nick2 wrote:
Bueller? wrote: I can get you a recipe for dumplings that uses butter instead of suet and doesnt need to go in the oven either.

I don't think they would work well with butter, it's a different kind fo fat to suet, it melts too easily, wouldn't they be really stodgy ?

Normal dumplings don't have to go in the oven, you can drop them in a pan of stew on the hob if you want, they just won't be crusty on top.

Dumpling Recipe:

150g Self Raising Flour
75g Butter - Make sure its cold
Salt & Pepper
Cold water for mixing


Sift your flour into a bowl and add the seasoning.

Cut the butter into small pieces (Don't take to long though, as it'll melt in your hands)

Mix flour and butter together, till its breadcrumb texture.

Slowly add the cold water to form the dumplings, try not to make them too sticky (If you go over, add a little flour to bring them back)

Roll into small balls (Slightly smaller than golf balls)

Place on top of a stew for at least 10-15 minutes.

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In regards the stodgy questions, I haven't had homemade suet dumplings for a very long time, so only have a vague point of comparison.

I found with my experiences in making them with butter, that when rolling them into balls, is to be careful not to pack them too tightly, as they can come out a bit hard.

Also, after rolling them into balls, let them sit for a while before putting them on the stew.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

12 Jan 2010 15:29
The butter recipe is worth a try, I guesse you could use it as pastry too, like you can with the suet recipe ?

Having the butter really cold will be the key I think.

Bueller?
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2789 posts since 23/1/03

12 Jan 2010 15:33
Also, you can mess about with the seasoning you add to the dumplings.

I've added various dried herbs to, things like sage, mint worked well.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

12 Jan 2010 15:35
I use a griddle pan far more than I do a frying pan these days, it's a must.

Luke - steak and chips? I'd do a corn on the cob in the oven as well

Spicy wise chilli (with diced beef ftw) and stick half it in tupperware.



Did the chili from jamie's america book with a few changes last week, it was really good

oil, cumin, oregano, few cloves of garlic, paprika, onions, chopped chilis (I did 2 birdseye 1 mild) and cayenne pepper if you fancy for a bit, also some grated nutmeg is nice
Then stick in beef and brown it off (and chopped bell pepper if you have it)
tinned chopped tomatoes + mug of decent coffee (I also had some chilli flakes soaking in this while doing everything else) + bit of sugar, salt, pepper, tomato paste
bit of dark chocolate
Let it simmer for a while and reduce down (it'll be really liquidy becuase of the coffee and tomato juice)
right at the end tinned beans, i used the carribbean tin sainsburys sell (has red kidney beans, black eyed beans and some other lot) but imo black eyed beans are best

I god damn love chilli

soured cream is a must here as well, it brings so much to the party



edit: instead of browning the beef you can add it after the tomatoes and coffee, just wants cooking for like 3 hours but the meat'll be softer. jamie oliver recommends pulling it apart with a fork to spread it a bit more and if I had had the time I'd have done that
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

12 Jan 2010 15:39
Herb and parmesan dumplings work well in beef/red wine stew.


stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

12 Jan 2010 15:41
What herbs? I'm imagining basil

Think I'm gonna try that soon nick/bueller

cheers
Bueller?
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2789 posts since 23/1/03

12 Jan 2010 16:12
Yeah basil's not bad.

I got given some garlic salt before, which I thought worked quite well with sage.
Bueller?
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2789 posts since 23/1/03

12 Jan 2010 16:13
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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

12 Jan 2010 17:33
Thanks to this thread I'm making lamb stew with dumplings tonight
Fläsket
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3959 posts since 14/8/04

12 Jan 2010 18:37
Crazy Joe Davola wrote:
Crazy Joe Davola wrote:
Hello World wrote: did one of these a couple for weeks ago over 3 days. deadly. so "moorish"

moopish bubble boy! moopish!

feel free to enjoy my very clever seinfeld reference a second time
when i reached nb's post further down the page, i was enjoying the reference while trying to think of who the voice of the bubble boy is. so when i reached the requote, it was actually the third time enjoying the reference. bloody good.

might be infringing on some copyright laws or trade agreements, but i've been making my own version of cadbury eggs by putting a hole through the tops of kinder surprises and filling them with hershey's butterscotch and hot fudge. they'rea bit messy to bite into, but its like heaven when the flavours start to hit you.
bruk
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3741 posts since 2/11/06

12 Jan 2010 18:47
Murakami wrote: Bruk , you gotta do something about your tablewear - them plates is nasty Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud just seen this… im living at my 'rents at the moment so allow for now (my plates are white for what its worth!)
steak was gooood btw, aberdeen angus 2 minutes either side, sweet
psypholicious
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877 posts since 9/8/09

12 Jan 2010 18:59
Ever since I was chased by a goat doing the meeehhh sound,lamb does the same sound,so I don't bother eating.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

12 Jan 2010 19:31
psypholicious wrote: Ever since I was chased by a goat doing the meeehhh sound,lamb does the same sound,so I don't bother eating.

eat it, revenge is a dish best served hot! With rosemary and garlic Eye-wink
beenbuRned
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938 posts since 16/12/03

13 Jan 2010 01:10
flatmate made dinner:

a steak that had been foreman grilled to death
noodles
a random bag of tesco veg
all covered in a sauce made from soy sauce and BISTO.

Sick! Sick! Sick!
Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

13 Jan 2010 01:29
Just to lower the tone a bit in here, I had a Mars Egg today - much better than a Creme Egg!
themistake
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10855 posts since 20/2/06

15 Jan 2010 15:49
this shits on hype soup (which once i actually tasted wasnt that impressed with) and is better than the regular m&s meatball soup..
(no slimmer)
rural
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17837 posts since 26/9/06

15 Jan 2010 23:34
The hype soups were all rubbish…You tried the oriental ones in the range above themistake ?
FLG
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5890 posts since 21/5/04

16 Jan 2010 01:58
beenbuRned wrote: flatmate made dinner:

a steak that had been foreman grilled to death
noodles
a random bag of tesco veg
all covered in a sauce made from soy sauce and BISTO.

Sick! Sick! Sick!

BAN!