There is no better dumplings than my Momma's dumplings.
If I ever want some comfort
food, this is the first thing I order from her!
I can make dumplings
and I really try to follow her steps,
but in the end, hers will always
taste better than mine!
1 pkg Turkey Wings
2 cups self rising flour
1/2 stick butter
salt and pepper
Mom always begins by cooking the
Wings in her pressure cooker.
You can cook them in a pot, but it
will take a bit longer. When
they're done, shred the meat and leave in the stock; discard the skin and bones.
Now, begin making the dumplings.
Combine the flour with
enough hot water
until mixture is combined, wet and sticky.
Flour your cutting
board, counter top or wax paper
and place your dough on top.
it and knead it a few times, covering it
with flour so that you can roll it out.
pizza cutter to cut the dough into small pieces
and drop one by one into
slightly boiling broth,
until you use all your dough.
Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or so.
pepper the dumplings when they are done
and add 1/2 stick butter, stir
gently until combined.
Most people make their dumplings with chicken, but Momma loves to make hers with turkey-- she says turkey is much more rich to make the dumplings with-- so we won't argue with her :) She pressure cooks her turkey wings for about 30 minutes or so.... you can do this with chicken if you use this... then shred and discard bones and skin... and add the meat back to the stock... Keep it simmering :) Momma is getting her flour ready to put in her mixing bowl...
She adds hot water to the flour...enough to make it kinda sticky... She pours it in a pan that has more flour in it...
She then turns it over and over to get more flour in it... She then kneads it some and rolls it out...very, very thin... and then she cuts the dough with a pizza cutter=genius!! Just look at how perfect!! Drop each one in the simmering stock... when you get them all into the pot, give them a gentle stir and cover and let simmer about 30 minutes... stir in that 1/2 stick of butter at the end... if you so desire... Then they are just super perfectly yummy like this!
There are so many many kinds of dressing, but in our family, our Momma's is just the best! Sharing pictures today of her making it for our Thanksgiving lunch this year. It's a recipe we pull out a few times a year when we have a taste for the holidays!
1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, baked about 45 minutes until soft and done; peel 3/4 cup eggnog
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
4 TBSP butter
6 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 TBSP maple syrup
1 ounce brandy
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp salt
1 premade pie crust Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place piecrust in baking dish and set aside. In your mixing bowl, combine the baked potatoes and eggnog. Whip until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well.
Use an immersion blender to make sure all the lumps are out, or you can use your blender.
Pour into the pie crust. Bake 40-50 minutes.
Cool on wire rack. Serve with the Brand Whipped Cream. Brandy Whipped Cream 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tsp confectioners sugar 1 tsp Brandy Whip cream and sugar to a soft medium peak. Add the brandy, whipping until stiffer peaks form. Serve immediately on each slice of pie. ******** The yummy ingredients... bake the potatoes-- usually about 400 degrees for 45 minutes... peel and set aside...
When a little cooler, add them to your mixing bowl with the eggnog... Mix until smooth...
Add the brown sugar...
the spices and vanilla...
the juice of the half of the lemon and the salt...
I then used an immersion blender to make sure all the lumps were smoothed out... and poured the delicious batter into the crust...
I baked it for about 45 minutes until it was oh so perfect :)
Serve each piece with a dollop of the brandy whipped cream!