Italian Tomato Dumplings
Like I said, this week is busy getting ready for my granddaughter’s baby shower, however we still have to eat and last night was another night of needing some comfort food! Rain yesterday and much more today in the forecast; driveway is still totally out of commission and husband is really getting tired of pulling our groceries thru the woods in our wagon!
A few months ago, my other granddaughter Sam, asked me if I had ever had tomato dumplings and my answer was that I had never heard of them! With the promise of getting the recipe to me, Which I am still waiting. Anyhow, while flipping through the pages of one of my old cook books from the 60′s, Favorite Recipes of America, I happened upon just such a recipe by a Mrs. Bonser, and although I’m not sure if it is the same as Sam’s, I had to try it! My mistake was that I had made some beef stew and paired them up with that, you know, dumplings and stew. Never having them before, I was disappointed with that combo but husband loved it as the dumplings are more on the style of the southern ones he grew up with! This got me thinking and I decided to try my hand at making them on the Italian side since they’re cooked in tomato juice and enjoy them with some homemade chicken parm, and that made both of us very happy campers!
|Italian Tomato Dumplings||
- 3 cups tomato juice
- ½ teas salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- ⅛ teas pepper
- 1 teas oregano or a combo or Italian seasonings to equal
- For the dumplings:
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- ½ teas salt
- 3 teas baking powder
- 1-1/2 to 2 teas oregano or a combo of Italian seasonings to equal
- ½ cup milk
- Freshly grated Asiago cheese for topping
- Heat tomato juice with the salt, sugar, pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Sift together the flour with the remaining salt and baking powder; mix in spices.
- Add milk and stir to blend into a stiff dough adding a little more milk if necessary.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls into the hot tomato juice, cover and cook for 12 minutes being careful not to overcook.
- Keep covered during the entire cooking time without peeking!
- Sprinkle with cheese and serve piping hot.
Next time I might try cooking them in V8 Juice, as there will be another time according to Kenny! Hope you enjoy………….