Monday, June 12, 2006

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

When the humidity proves the beginning of the rainy season here, my memories of the South come back and I always feel the urge to make some southern dishes. Inspired by the Chicken and Dumplings entry by Randi of Culinary Adventures, I made this for lunch yesterday.

When in the States, I always used Bisquick for making the dumplings. But I have read somewhere that for a real chicken and dumplings dish, the dumplings should be made from scratch. And now I’m fully convinced!

Thank you Randi for sharing the recipe (and kindly coming over to my blog to let me know)! I enjoyed this very much. :)



Anonymous said...

Another great-looking (and, I'm sure, great-tasting dish). I was experimenting with homemade bread over the past month and couldn't believe how much better it is than the store-bought kind!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I love chicken and dumplings. I prefer the drop dumplings, the kind in the recipe on Randi's site. When I was about 9 or 10 years old I used to make these and just cook them in canned chicken broth.

I'm going to have to make this soon, before it gets too hot here for me to enjoy it properly!

FooDcrazEE said...

oooh ! making dumplings from scratch...thats wonderful

obachan said...

Congrat on your success with the home-made bread! For me, home-made attempts were hit or miss, but I had fun either way.

I remember that a friend of mine in the South used Campbell’s cream of mushroom to make chicken and dumplings.
I’m going to make this again … after summer :)

Yeah, they tasted good.

Anonymous said...

Looks just like the chicken and dumplings my grandmother used to make. Using cream of mushroom soup is very 1950's as the Campbell company was promoting the use of their canned condensed soups in all kinds of dishes back then.

Gustad said...

what is the ornage stuff?

obachan said...

mr food
I bet your grandmother made great chicken and dumplings. :)
So that was the way it was in 1950’s? Yeah, considering my friend’s age, that makes sense.

Carrots. ;)