Cookrey Rhymes: Davy Davy Dumpling

Davy Davy Dumpling,
Boil him in a pot;
Sugar him, and butter him,
And eat him while he’s hot!

After grains were first cultivated and cooking pots made. The dumpling soon followed. Dumpling. A term of uncertain origin which first appeared in print at the beginning of the 17th century. Dumplings are boiled or steamed dough both leavened and unleavened. Dumplings are eaten around the world and are filled with may ingredients.

Kids learn to boil dough.

Buttered Dumplings
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the milk and egg, and mix until it forms a dough.
2. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Roll out to your desired thickness for dumplings or you can roll thinner for noodles. Cut into strips, squares, or any shape you like.
3. Drop dumplings into boiling broth, and cook until tender. Time will depend on the thickness of the dumplings and how dry they were. Slather with butter and eat.

5 thoughts on “Cookrey Rhymes: Davy Davy Dumpling

  1. Your blog is the only one of its sort I’ve found on WordPress! 🙂
    I am curious, may I ask from where you’ve gathered so many folklores? Do you have a collection in a book of sorts or is it gathered from locals?

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