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how do I know if a dumpling is cooked?

I'm not even sure I made dumplings correct, but basically I took some flour, generous pinch of salt, cut in some butter then used a wet sourdough sponge to make a very stiff dough. It tasted good, so I divided it into balls and put it in the stew. They are floating now... but when are they done? Never had dumplings before, thinking this is a big mistake.

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asked over 4 years ago

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added over 4 years ago

I make Ukrainian varenyky (Pierogies) using a dough made with flour, water, salt and egg yolks.

When I drop the pierogies in the boiling salted water, it takes a few minutes until they are cooked. They will float to the top. My estimate is about 4 minutes in boiling water. It depends on the size of the dumplings and what they are stuffed with. If they have a meat feeling or sauerkraut, e.g., you will need to cook lightly longer.
If you see them starting to come apart-that is a sign they have been boiling too long. Remove immediately.

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added over 4 years ago

Sorry, I had a typo in my answer- I meant meat "filling" not "feeling".

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added over 4 years ago

Dumplings float to the surface when they are done. If you are making chicken and dumplings, they will be left in hot chicken and will continue to cook.

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added over 4 years ago

Of course, you can try one and see if it is cooked. Remember how long it cooked and continue with the rest.

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added over 4 years ago

The same is true for dumpling like pastas, say gnocchi. When they float they are done. They might need a little extra treatment, maybe a quick saute in better but it depends on the dish.

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added about 4 years ago

Off topic but I LOVE pan fried gnocchi! With a hard crust some sea salt and parm... Sign me up!

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