Sunday, January 29, 2012
Homemade Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings
I know, talk about cutting a goal to the last minute. I wanted to try a new recipe every month, and this month we made the executive decision to try making chicken and dumplings. So, here we are, end of January, cooking up a storm.
I do feel good trying this recipe because it was so hands on. I mean literally, hands on. I had to mix my dough together with my bare hands. And John was ripping apart the carcass of a chicken in a similar fashion. Nothing says home cooking like tearing apart ingredients with your mitts.
And honestly, it was a pretty easy recipe to follow. Maybe too easy. There were like 6 ingredients total. I think maybe we needed more guidance than that. The broth itself definitely needed spices that were not listed. And a non experienced baker, such as myself, needs more to go off than instinct.
But overall, I'd rate it a successful dish. Perfect for the cold months since it was so meaty and thick. ha. Meaty and thick. But it wasn't without flaws. I mean, look at the picture above, there should be more chicken. And those dumplings need to be a lot smaller. 2"x2"? No way. But they were definitely tasty. So, we'll give it another go some time but make some definite changes. Which is why I won't be sharing the recipe here. It was definitely not the best choice. Great dish, not great recipe.
We'll get better in February. :)
Just you wait.