Dumplings can turn any soup into something hearty and comforting. And you don't need to buy commercial mixes.
- For the Soup
- 7 1/2 cups chicken or turkey stock
- 2 cups cooked turkey, diced
- 2 cups mixed frozen vegetables
- For the Dumplings
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
- 2 cups milk
- In a large pot, bring the stock to a boil.
- Add the frozen vegetables. Return to a boil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- While waiting, sift together the dry ingredients for the dumplings. Stir in the milk.
- After the vegetables have cooked for 2 to 3 minutes, return to a boil and add the turkey. Drop the dumpling dough into the boiling soup by the teaspoon. Cover and let cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Check for seasonings, and serve.
Season your dumplings to accentuate the ingredients in your soup. For example, add some lemon zest into dumplings you'll add to a chicken or pork soup.
Fresh vegetables can be used, of course. Cook them until almost fork tender before adding the turkey and dumplings.