Dombolo (dumplings)

Dombolo (dumplings)

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  • 270 g flour
  • 50 g bran
  • 3½ t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 t butter
  • ¾ cup milk

Cooking Instructions


1. To make the dumplings, mix the dry ingredients together, then rub in the butter.

2. Add the milk and knead to form a dough. Divide into 8–10 portions and shape into balls.

3. Drop the dumplings on top of a stew, cover and cook over a low heat for 10–15 minutes.

Try them with oxtail stew.

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  • Cingashe Nogaya Motale
    July 3, 2019

    Tried this recipe today, the recipe was so simple I was certain it would flop. And it did not, what a pleasure. They were better than my moms. And that’s not easy. I loved every bite and my fussy eater son did not care for the stew but wanted the dumpling. Both my husband and daughter had seconds! Thank you for a concise recipe, only thing that was a little confusing is measurements I.e. “t” whether it’s for tsp or tbsp- I was not certain but I figured it was “teaspoon” owing to the volume.