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Today is a fun and kind of a different episode I’m out here in the woods today and we’re going to be doing a very simple Norfolk dumplings recipe

This one’s from the Primitive Cookery cookbook but you’ll also find it in Hanna Glass’s cookbook of say 1747 Thanks for joining us today on 18th Century Cooking Well, I’ve got water on to boil Let me read you this very simple recipe in this little cookbook It says, “To make Norfolk dumplings, mix a good thick batter as for pancakes, take a half a pint of milk, 2 eggs, a little salt, make it into a batter with flour

Have ready a clean saucepan of water boiling into which you drop the batter before the water boils fast and two or three minutes will boil them Stir a piece of butter into them and eat them hot while they’re very good” This is a super simple recipe It uses just flour, a little bit of salt, milk, 1 egg We want to make it a really thick batter

We don’t want it to break up as we put it into this boiling water It’s going to take a good bit for this water to get boiled The other trick with this recipe, if you’re on a trail and you don’t have some of these special ingredients, you don’t have eggs with you, which is very, very common that you wouldn’t have eggs, milk is something that you’re not going to have on the trail, the question is would this work out just as fine if we didn’t have milk or eggs but we just used water and flour? I’m betting that’s going to work out just fine too That’s probably going to be the most common version that you would do on the trail or in the camp when you don’t have lots of ingredients to work with and I’ve got just the simplest of mixing utensils here I’ve got a little wire fork and just one simple wooden spoon along with a mixing bowl

Just the minimal equipment is what we’re going with here and of course I’ve got one of our tin cooking pots to cook our dumplings in Let’s start off with just one egg here and whisk this up To this egg I’m going to add let’s say about a cup of milk I’m going to hold a little back here in case the mix is a little too thick later on Now let’s add some flour into this mix, and we’re going to add enough flour that we think we’re going to get to a thick batter

Of course she doesn’t say anything about how much flour, you just add as much as gets to the right consistency, and don’t forget to add a little bit of salt before you get this fully mixed up Maybe a little thicker than I would consider a pancake mix but still a batter, not a dough necessarily Well, my fire has built up nicely and it’s just starting to boil so let’s put some of these dumplings in by the spoonful There we go I’m not sure exactly what Hanna Glass intended when she put this very simple recipe in her cookbook but the author or the collector of recipes for Primitive Cookery saw this recipe and knew that it was perfect for simple cooking for inexpensive cooking and that’s why they picked it out and put it into this little cookbook

It’s sort of a compilation of simple inexpensive recipes There we go, they’re ready They’ve been in probably a little bit longer than the two or three minutes, but I didn’t have a really hot boiling thing going on here, so let’s take a look So, let’s see how these turned out They look pretty simple and they are obviously

Just a few ingredients, but they have a wonderful little, kind of a little bready consistency Obviously they’re a little bland, because they’re just not amazing flavors in there We haven’t put a lot of ingredients in there, but it’s got a wonderful texture and this would go great in something like a stew or a soup that you make on the trail, especially a super simple one On the trail, we can’t expect amazing, intense flavors, “Oh, this is the best thing I’ve ever had!” Sometimes when you’re really tired and you’re cold and you’ve just built a fire like this and you’ve walked a long way, you carried what you’ve got with you, this is an amazing meal because you’ve made it yourself and you brought all the things along with you and there’s just a very, very few ingredients I really want to encourage you to get out this spring, get outdoors, get cooking some of these amazing simple things

They are incredible This is such a wonderful time of year to get out and to get active and to really kind of get into the grove again of summer I want to thank you for joining along with me today and this experiment as we savor the flavors and the aromas of the 18th century If you’re new to our channel I want to welcome you You can subscribe by clicking the button right up here

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