“Light fluffy suet free dumpling mix—perfect comfort food for stews”
- Preparation time: 5 mins
- Cook time: 20 mins
- Total time: 25 mins
- Yield: serves 4
I love dumplings! They remind me of winter dinners when I was a child, and my Auntie Peggy who made the best dumplings you can imagine—though she did use suet in hers. Sadly my mother made the opposite, the heaviest dumplings that sat like a rock in your stomach, or could probably smash a window. This recipe is loosely based on my Auntie's version—without the suet. If you like suet dumplings then checkout my suet based dumpling recipe.
Add these dumplings to a hotpot made with a few store cupboard ingredients and a few fresh veggies and you have a quick warming dinner.
This dumpling recipe is more of a cobbler style topping than traditional rounded dumplings; it spreads over the entire pot of stew, but still rises beautifully into a light fluffy dumpling topping.
- In a bowl mix the rice flour, corn flour, yogurt, optional herbs, baking powder, and seasoning; dry mix to combine ingredients.
- Add the milk and mix until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated.
- Gently drop spoonfuls of mixture onto the top of the stew or hotpot the dumplings are being cooked with.
- Cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes—do not open the lid; the dumplings will rise to a light puffy covering over the stew.
- Serve with a portion of stew for the perfect winter comfort food.