Melt the butter and add the flour, stirring continuously. Then add the water and stir over a brisk fire till the mixture is easily detached from the sides of the pan and from the spoon. Remove the saucepan from the fire and work the mixture for 10 minutes. Then add
Drop one teaspoon of the mixture at a time in boiling water and poach till the dumplings rise to the surface. Put on a colander and pour cold water over them.