Chicken and Dumplings (My sister Edith's recipe)
A wonderful recipe for home made chicken & dumplings, just like my sister Edith made!
- 1 hen (or 4 large chicken breasts - do not remove skin)
- 1 stick butter
- 4 cups plain flour (sifted)
- salt & pepper
Cook chicken in large pot (cover chicken with water) until well done. Let cool.
Remove chicken from pot. Shred and save until later.
Pour 2 cups cooled broth into bed of flour to form dough.
Divide dough into several pieces and roll out with rolling pin.
Cut dough into strips.
Reheat broth in pot to rolling boil.
Add butter and allow to melt.
Drop dumplings into boiling broth. Let boil 5 to 10 minutes.
Put shredded chicken back into pot and boil 5 minutes more.
Salt and pepper to taste.