Cracker Barrel Dumpling Recipe

I know every person enjoys a steaming dish of Cracker Barrel dumplings. When you’re looking for something to make you feel full and warm, these pillows of starchy goodness are a great option.It is served as a side dish, these are actually served without chicken at the restaurant. 

You can make your own homemade chicken and dumplings by adding some cooked shredded chicken. This side dish does not require the purchase of a large number of different ingredients. Rather, it uses a lot of things that you probably already have in your kitchen.

So, if you’re searching for a quick side dish to make using items you already have on hand. And this dumplings recipe might be the one for you.

Cracker Barrel Dumpling Recipe

Cracker Barrel Dumpling Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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You can find here all the ingredients used in the cracker barrel dumpling recipe.

Ingredients For Dumplings

  • All-purpose flour 2 cups 

  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt ½ teaspoon 

  • Whole milk 1 cup 

  • Vegetable oil ¼ cup

  • Water 2 quarts 

  • Chicken bouillon 3  cubes

  • Sauce:
  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • All-purpose flour ¼ cup

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon 

  • Buttermilk 1 cup 

  • Chicken  bouillon 2  cubes

  • Dumpling  cooking liquid ½ to ¾ cup 

how to make Cracker Barrel Dumpling

  • Make The Dough: Mix together the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and oil. On a floured work surface. Knead the dough four or five times.
  •  Cut In Dumpling Size: Take your dough and divide the dough in half.  Roll the one half of the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut the dough into 1 x 1½-inch pieces.
  •  Cook The Dumplings: Pour water and bouillon cubes/soup base in a big pot. Bring it to a boil until the bouillon cubes are completely dissolved. Cook until half of the dumplings are almost done. When the dumplings float to the top of the saucepan, they are done. Remove them to a bowl with a strainer and set away. In the same manner, finish the remaining half of the dumplings. Keep the cooking liquid aside.
  •  Making The Sauce: You can start making the sauce while the dumplings are cooking. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter put salt and flour. Stir until the sauce has thickened. Combine the sugar and milk in a mixing bowl. Add the milk a little at a time to the flour mixture, whisking continually until thick and smooth. Remove the sauce from the heat and set it aside.
    Making The Sauce
  •  Mix With Sauce: Pour the sauce over the cooked dumplings. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more cooking liquid.
  •  Serving: Take a bowl and pour it with dumplings. Serve the food hot.

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Final Word:

There aren’t many more ingredients used in this Cracker Barrel dumplings recipe. Because it’s meant to be served as a side dish of dinner or lunch . This is a perfect  vegetarian dish. If you like chicken in dumplings you can use any cooked chicken remaining, it would be a fantastic addition to the dish.

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