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Old 12-17-2006, 07:35 AM   #11
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The "cream of ____" soups are just flavored white sauces basically. For a sub you could even use milk or cream thickened with cornstarch for a quick thickener for the soup.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:37 AM   #12
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As a substitute for cream of chicken soup, simply make a white sauce using half milk and half chicken broth for the liquid.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:45 PM   #13
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Thanks for that recipe!! While I have no problem making it on the stovetop, it also looks like something that could easily be adapted to the crockpot!!
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #14
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Oh I LOVE chicken soups ! I haven't had chicken and dumplings in ages !
Thanks for the recipe !!!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:40 AM   #15
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thanks for the recipe, I fixed chciken and dumplings last night :)
yummy...
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:00 AM   #16
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Wondering....

Don't mean to step on any toes, but if using buttermilk in the dumplings, shouldn't you use 1/4 tsp. baking soda?
Otherwise, the recipe is super. We fix a similar dish a couple of times a year.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:36 AM   #17
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in place of soup just thicken your broth from the chicken cooking with a roux. if there is no boullion availablke to add a bit more flavor to the broth, go with a dash of white wine and herbs like tarragon.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:55 PM   #18
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Chicken and dumplings are good...especially with cornbread!!

I wish I could duplicate my grand-mother's and my mother's method of rolling the dough out flat...and cutting in strips...and slowly adding them to hot chicken stock/broth....they were really tender as mother's love!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:03 PM   #19
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Chicken and dumplings are good...especially with cornbread!!

I wish I could duplicate my grand-mother's and my mother's method of rolling the dough out flat...and cutting in strips...and slowly adding them to hot chicken stock/broth....they were really tender as mother's love!!
I think this is what you are looking for - we also call them slippery dumplings:

DUMPLINGS:
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBS. shortening (Crisco)
sprinkling of thyme
6 TBS hot water (tap is fine)

Sift together 1 cup flour, salt, and thyme in a mixing bowl. Add shortening and mix. Add enough water to make dough soft, but not sticky (this usually requires the 6 TBS but start with 4 then add 1 at a time). Wrap dough in plastic wrap for 15 minutes to rest (this is very important). Place dough on floured surface and roll very thin. Cut into squares, strips, keeping flour on them.

Heat broth back up to almost boiling and add dumplings. Gently stir constantly at first to keep them from sticking to each other. Keep lid halfway on pot. The flour still on dumplings will help thicken the broth. Cook dumplings for about 10 minutes, add shredded chicken back to pot and re-heat. Just make sure dumplings are cooked all the way through.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #20
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Thanks Miss Elf...

We can come close...with a "short" dough...rolled thin...then simmered/steamed slowly until done...but I suppose nothing can beat
Mom's and Grandmom's ....That would be just plain Un-American!
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