Dumplings in stew on table


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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

Take your stew or casserole to the next level with our easy dumplings. Add them to your dish for instant family-friendly comfort food in a flash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal281
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars0.3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 150g self-raising flour, plus a little extra
  • 70g suet
  • small handful parsley, chopped (optional)



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Whilst your stew is bubbling, make the dumplings. Weigh the flour into a bowl and add ½ tsp salt. Stir through the suet and parsley, if using. Make a well in the centre and add 3 tbsp cold water, mix to a dough, adding more water until the dough is firm but pliable. Divide into 8 equal pieces and roll in a little more flour into balls. Chill until needed.

  2. When the stew has about 30 mins to go, arrange the dumplings on top and cover with a lid. With the oven at 160C/140C fan/gas 3, cook the stew and dumplings for 20 mins, then remove the lid and cook for another 10 mins until they’re brown and puffed up.

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24th Jan, 2019
These were lovely. I used up leftover veg suet from making Christmas mincemeat. My mixture needed 6 tbsp water but that's OK. Puffed up beautifully on top of a lamb casserole in the slow cooker, I gave them 45-mins to an hour on low and carefully turned them over half way through cooking time. They were really light and fluffy, my hubby loved them.
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Marko Wes
5th Nov, 2019
I just missing something in those dumplings. I tried once Catenserpy dumplings with really fluffy consistency and the taste is really nice. Not sure if it is ok for Casserole but for Asian cuisine it is amazing.
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