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Fluffy Jamaican dumplings

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Serves 6

soft and fluffy, these are great with casseroles, stews or deep fried with saltfish. You could also add sugar for a delicious desert treat! Absolutely scrumptious :)

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  • 1 mug s/r flour
  • 1/4 mug polenta (otherwise known as Jamaican porridge)
  • Pinch salt
  • Sprinkle black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • OR add sugar to make them sweet for desert or a tasty snack


    1. Sieve s/r flour, add into a bowl
    2. Sieve polenta, add to bowl of flour
    3. Add pinch of salt and sprinkle of black pepper
    4. Mix together gently with fingertips
    5. Add 1 tbsp water and blend in with hands until a smooth dough (not too sticky) add a second tbsp if needed
    6. Knead dough and then pinch off a small amount and roll into a ball shape approx size of satsuma
    7. Take each dough ball and immerse into liquid (either boil, or casserole, stew etc) for 15 mins You could also deep fry until golden brown. Test these by sticking in a fork through the middle and if it comes out clean they are readyto devour.

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28th Nov, 2011
WOW, these dumpling are amazzzzing!!!!!!!! Easy to make, i'll never fail with dumplings ever again!!!!!!!!! Truly delicious!!! Thanks Pigbelly :)
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