My oldest son loves Jamaican cooking, and he can eat Jamaican dumplings with anything. The other night he wanted to try and make dumplings by himself, and with a few instructions he soon got the hang of it. Making Jamaican dumplings are extremely easy, and while they are a bit dull on their own, they compliment the spicy Jamaican cuisine very well. In my family Jamaican dumplings are eaten together with stews or chicken soup.
Jamaican Dumplings Recipe
Ingredients for Jamaican Dumplings
4 cups of flour + 1 cup of flour for kneading
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon butter
water 1 cup
Directions for Jamaican Dumplings:
- Pour flour into a bowl, add salt
- Crumble butter into the flour.
- Add 1/2 cup of water, and start kneading the dough together.
- Slowly add the rest of the water as needed.
- Roll the dough into small balls, then squeeze once to flatten a bit.
- In a large pot boil water
- Add the dumplings one at a time.
- After a few seconds in the water, use a spoon to make sure that the dumpling does not get stock to the bottom of the pot.
- Let the dumplings simmer over low heat for 30 – 45 minutes
Check out the Tomato Chicken Stew that I made to go with the Jamaican dumplings.