Fluffy Little Clouds - Old Fashioned Dumplings for Stew

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
8 servings
This is my Mum's traditional dumpling recipe - and they ARE very light & fluffy, hence the recipe name! I never use beef suet, there is very good vegetable suet available now; if you cannot get hold of suet, put a block of butter in the freezer & grate it into the dumpling mixture - it's the little pieces of fat that give the dumplings their "rise"! These are great with added flavours, such as garlic, herbs, seasoning salt, even chilli if you are making them to go with a spicy stew or soup. Drop them into any stews or soups you are making - they are also wonderful baked in the oven, they are still light but have a crusty top. This recipe can be increased with ease - the quantities listed make 8 individual dumplings.

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Serving Size (14.68 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 48.19 Calories from Fat 3.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.35g 4.36%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 2.44%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.28mg 0.09%
Total Carbohydrate 10.2g 27.2%
Dietary Fiber 1.52 g 48.54%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 1.87g 29.96%
Vitamin A 1.28IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 4.82mg% Iron 0.51mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
grated, frozen butter, cold water, onion salt