Dumplings Recipe

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This recipe is a great way to make dumplings. It’s a little time consuming on the dumpling process but once they are ready to eat there is nothing to compare them to.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, chilled
  • 7-9 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons better than bouillon (Chicken flavored)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt togther in a medium bowl.
  2. Rub the shortening into the flour mixture with clean fingers unitl it resembles course crumbs.
  3. Add the milk, 1 ounce at a time, just until you have a rough ball of workable dough.
  4. Knead the dough 3-4 times, until it is mostly smooth, but don’t over work.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces.
  6. Roll out each piece of dough, using a floured rolling pin, to a sheet about 1/16-inch thick, on floured surface.
  7. Cover the dough and dry for up to 8hrs.
  8. Uncover the dough and cut into 1/2-inch squares.
  9. When the dumplings are almost ready to cook, start your water and bouillon.
  10. Once the chicken bouillon and water mixture start to boil slowly add in your dumplings, stirring after adding.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste and let simmer for 10 minutes or unitl dumplings are done but not falling apart.

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