As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine.
Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness
comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time
to start making soup again. ~Leslie Newman
chicken and dumplings
I won't give all the nitty gritty details for a chicken soup recipe because most people have their own. For those who don't have a usual method, start by sauteing up your veggies, add broth (add extra broth if you're adding dumplings), then add cooked chicken, then toss in some fresh herbs. What I will give the recipe for, are these yummy lumps of dumpling...
makes 6 dumplings (enough for 3 people)
generous 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teas baking powder
1/4 teas salt
a handful of fresh herbs (dill, parsley...whatever you'd like), or instead of herbs, use a few scallions, minced
1 1/2 Tbs chilled butter
1/3 cup milk
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients with the herbs (or scallions). Add butter and work into the dough (using your fingers, if you like) until the butter is in pea-sized clumps. Add milk and stir into a dough.