Homemade Dumplings Recipe

Dumplings are the perfect accompaniment for meat and broth dishes. You can achieve tender dumplings every time when you know the secret to making delicious dumplings.

Traditional dumpling recipes call for lard or shortening for dumplings. While these ingredients are suitable for biscuits, they generally do not render tender dumplings.


  • 100g self raising flour
  • 50g shredded suet
  • Half a teaspoon parsley
  • Half an onion finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cold water to mix


  • Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl add the cold water to form a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 or 6 balls and place them into the stew or casserole 20-30 minutes before the meat and vegetables are cooked.
  • if you wish to cook them separately put them into boiling water for 20-30 minutes.