Plain Dumplings No. 2

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons fat
  • 1 onion, cut fine


Beat 2 or 3 eggs well, add salt and water and then add the flour and stir to a smooth, stiff batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls into boiling, salted water and let cook 15 minutes Drain in colander. Heat the fat in a spider, add the dumplings, heat through and just before serving add 2 or 3 eggs beaten slightly. Stir well with spoon and cook a few minutes until eggs are set or scrambled, or brown onion in hot fat and pour over the top. Cracker crumbs or chopped nuts may be used.