Take your stew or casserole to the next level with our easy dumplings. Add them to your dish for instant family-friendly comfort food in a flash

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 281
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 0.3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 150g self-raising flour, plus a little extra
  • 70g suet
  • small handful parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Whilst your stew is bubbling, make the dumplings. Weigh the flour into a bowl and add ½ tsp salt. Stir through the suet and parsley, if using. Make a well in the centre and add 3 tbsp cold water, mix to a dough, adding more water until the dough is firm but pliable. Divide into 8 equal pieces and roll in a little more flour into balls. Chill until needed.

  2. When the stew has about 30 mins to go, arrange the dumplings on top and cover with a lid. With the oven at 160C/140C fan/gas 3, cook the stew and dumplings for 20 mins, then remove the lid and cook for another 10 mins until they’re brown and puffed up.