Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vegetable Stew with Herb Dumplings

 The Stew

1 onion,
1clove of garlic.
2 parsnip.
2 carrots.
5 sticks of celery.
1 carton of mushrooms.
2 tins tomatoes.
1 tin kidney beans.
300ml vegetable stock.
2 tbsp tomato puree.
1tbsp mixed herbs.
salt and pepper.

The Dumplings.

100g self-raising flour..
50g butter.
2 tbsp mixed herbs.
salt and pepper.

start the dumplings first. Rub the butter into the flour. stir in the mixed herbs and the seasoning.
Put the bowl into the fridge until needed.

Prepare all the vegetables Cut the mushrooms in half.. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pot and soften the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and soften for 2 to 3 minutes Add the rest of the veg and gently soften. Add the tins of tomatoes, tomato puree, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 30 to 35 minutes.
Drain the kidney beans and stir in. Add the mixed herbs.

Take the dumpling mix from the fridge and bring it together to a soft dough with a couple of tablespoons of water.  Roll into 6 balls and place on top of the stew. Put a lid on the pot and allow to simmer for 20 minutes..



  1. Mnn I love stew and dumplings, real comfort food.

  2. Delish, though my lot won't eat a stew without meat in it.

    1. Mine won't eat it if there is meat in it. It takes all sorts to make the world go round.