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Old 07-20-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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Chicken and dumplings question

Been a while since I made them. My grand mother made the best. One thing she used was a spice of some type that gave the broth a yellow tint and gave it a great taste. Does anyone know what it may have been. I can't fine anything in the store. If I don't remember it she always said it was expensive and she only used a little


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Old 07-20-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2005, 06:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ishbel
Tumeric is my guess.

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Tybeeman, I agree - tumeric is used in many chicken/turkey dishes, and in soups it does give that lovely color.
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:24 AM   #5
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Turmeric doesn't give it much taste though ...

And it isn't that expensive ...

But it does give great yellow/gold color.

Could it have been a spice mix? Maybe a Goya packet with saffron?
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:37 PM   #6
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I guarantee that it was saffron. What's more expensive than that? In Lancaster, PA what we called chicken pot pie is what others call Chicken & Dumplings. I always use saffron in my (PA Dutch) chicken pot pie.

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