Yeast Dumplings Recipe -
Yeast Dumplings Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Yeast Dumplings

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"For everyone who likes a thick, heavier dumpling, not the fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth kind from a can, this recipe is for YOU!! These are very easy to make, and taste the way you remember your Grandma's dumplings! They're also great in a chicken and dumplings recipe."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place milk and butter in a small saucepan, and simmer over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water placed in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the eggs, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and mix until thoroughly blended. Gradually stir in the flour, alternating with milk and yeast mixtures. Gather the dough into a ball. Cover the bowl with a cloth, and let the dough rest 20 minutes.
  4. Pour the chicken broth into a large pot. Bring broth to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Meanwhile, sprinkle flour over a clean board or countertop. Turn the dough out onto the board and knead lightly until smooth and satiny, about 3 minutes. Add a little more flour if the dough is sticky. Roll out the dough to be about 1/2 inch thick. Use a butter knife to cut dough into 2 inch wide strips, and place strips into the boiling broth. Dumplings will initially sink, then rise to the surface when cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove dumplings from the broth with a slotted spoon, and drain on a plate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2008

This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I cannot tell you how much I despise those flat long dumplings. I like the plump, dense ones and this recipe was perfect. I followed the directions as given and just threw the dumplings into my chicken and soup I had almost cooked. Finished cooking for about 10min with the dumplings, they rose to the top and it was beautiful! I will use this recipe for chicken and dumplings every time!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2010

This recipe was not very good at all. I had high hopes based on the reviews, but it was so heavy and blah. I made sure that I followed the exact directions, but I'm going to remove this from my recipe box. I'm glad it turned out good for the rest of you.

Oct 15, 2009

I had a bunch of sourdough starter that I either needed to use or throw away, so I tried adjusting this recipe to make use of it. Instead of the milk and water, I added that much of the proofed starter and omitted that much of the flour. I added the started to the heated butter and added a bit of flour to feed it and let it sit for about an hour and then added the rest of the ingredients (omitting a bit of the flour and just dropping it into the stalk instead of rolling out). It was wonderful in our chicken soup, the only change I might make next time is to use a little less sugar. That might have been from the sweetness already in my starter though.

Sep 14, 2009

Yep, these were delicious! These are the dumplings I have been looking for. Actually, they were different than what I was looking for... but better than anything I have tried! I cooked about 12 minutes, and followed instructions exactly other than that, adding them to my normal chicken and dumpling recipe. I agree with poster who said they were too large, though — I would probably cut 1" x 2" squares next time and maybe roll the dough a little thinner than 1/2" -- but will definitely make these again.

Oct 29, 2011

I was very skeptical to use this receipe, because for me if the dumplings are not chewy and too fluffy...needless to say, I am not happy, however, these were perfect! I just made my chicken and dumplings and could not wait to try.. and all I can say is that they are not too doughy but yet perfectly chewy dumplings!... simply perfect! thank you!

Apr 22, 2009

I used these dumplings in a chicken soup (chicken and dumplings). So tasty! I'm a gadget person, so went ahead and used my bread machine to take care of the dough for me. Worked like a charm. I only used a little of the dough in the soup and steamed the rest. It made unbelievable steamed buns. Next time I will stuff the dough with some sort of a meat mixture, you know like the hum bao buns?

Feb 16, 2011

Just like my Nanaws! I will use a little less sugar next time and more salt. Nanaws were less sweet and a little salty. Dad said she also would saute onions till they were a mush, blend them and then put in the dough.

Jul 03, 2008

I had never made dumplings before but I love cooking bread with yeast so I tried these out and they were a HUGE hit! I'm a vegetarian so I substituted veggie broth and opted for egg beaters too. I was confused about the 'cut into strips' direction as it seemed they'd be very large so I cut them into 2" by 2" squares. I made potato soup to go along with them and ended up with a big time crowd pleaser!!


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  • Calories
  • 598 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 90.5 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 14.5 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 1253 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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