Homestead Series How to Make Chicken and Dumplings
To make stock place chicken bones in a crock pot, fill with water and turn on low over night. If you don't have a crock pot use a stock pot and simmer all day. Strain out bones, set broth in the fridge to cool over night. The fat will rise to the top and form a hard white layer. Skim this off. Bring the stock back to a boil and add chopped carrots, potatoes, meat and any other veggies you like. Add salt, pepper, garlic and other seasonings to taste. Mix up dumpling recipe and drop on top of the soup. Cover and simmer for 15 min. Dumpling recipe 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 3 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup butter, lard or shortening 1/2 cup cold water Mix the dry together, cut in butter. Add water, stir until it just sticks together.
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