Monday, November 26, 2007

My Mother’s Danish Dumplings

This recipe has been passed down from generation-to-generation in my family. It’s a rich, tender dumpling that goes really well with turkey soup. I’ve also made it with homemade chicken soup, but turkey soup is our favorite.

Mix up the dumplings in a saucepan while your soup is simmering. When the vegetables start to become tender, add the dumplings to the pot. The 20 minutes they take to make in the covered pot should correspond pretty well with the time when your soup is ready to serve.

Bring to boil in a medium-sized saucepan:
½ cup water
¼ cup butter

Sift together in a small bowl and then add to the boiling water and butter:
½ cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. garlic salt

Stir this mixture vigorously and constantly until it forms a ball that doesn’t separate. Remove the pan from the heat, cool slightly.

Then add:
2 large eggs

Beat well until mixture is smooth.

Then add:
1 Tbsp. dried or fresh parsley

Stir until the parsley is well distributed. Then when your vegetables are just starting to become tender in your soup, drop tablespoon-sized dollops of the dumpling mixture into the bubbling soup. You should be able to make about 12 dumplings of this size. Cover your pot and simmer for 20 minutes. Then enjoy!


USAincognito said...

Heh, how are you doing? So sorry it has been awhile since I have stopped by your site! As you can probably tell from my blog, things have been just a bit hectic lately for me. Oh well.
Hope things are going well for you. And that you are staying warm! :)

Karen said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

I'm sorry that I didn't see your comment until today. We were up north visiting my father again this past weekend, and it's been kind of crazy at work as well. I'm doing pretty good. How about you? Are you over your cough now, too, I hope?

Say, sometime I'd love to hear (read?) about how you got into law enforcement as a profession. I was just thinking about you the other day when I saw two officers handling a traffic violation. One stood behind the vehicle to look out for the one who was at the window of the SUV. It made me remember how dangerous your job can be, and it made me wonder how one decides to go into law enforcement. Did you feel a calling to it?

I hope that you're staying warm, too! :-)

USAincognito said...

Sure, I shall post on that sometime here soon. Maybe tomorrow, time permitting. :)

Karen said...

Thank you! That would be so interesting to read about. I think it's fascinating to find out how God calls us into various professions and ministries.

USAincognito said...

I have posted all 3 parts. :)

Karen said...

That's great! I really enjoyed part 1 and I know that I will enjoy parts 2 and 3 as well. Thanks for taking the time to share your story! I'm going to make a point to visit your site tomorrow to read the rest of it. I'm just checking email quickly today because I need to spend most of the day finishing a baby quilt for an old college friend of mine. The baby was due December 29, but came in the middle of October. Silly me, because I should have started this project back when she first told me that they were expecting the baby!...
I hope that you have a great day, and thanks again! :-)