Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. It’s like the Super Bowl for foodies who love family time and gratitude. Those moments of cooking together, family gratitude and connectedness have always been my most cherished memories.
All year long I’m not sure whether I look forward to the turkey or the turkey bone broth soup that comes a few days after Thanksgiving more. Many years ago before I went gluten free I used to make these delicious lard dumplings but since I went GF close to twenty years ago I never was able to find a decent GF dumpling recipe that didn’t fall apart in the soup.
So now that I found out that Einkorn sourdough is easily digested by my body I decided to try to make a dumpling soup. Einkorn is one of the original wheats that still retains 14 chromosomes and is grown according to heritage practices. Here is a great book that educates about Einkorn.
The soup turned out delicious so I wanted to save the recipe for later delicious soup. This dumpling recipe can be used in any broth based soup and will be especially good with chicken soup.
Turkey bone broth & Einkorn sourdough dumpling soup
One turkey carcass in soup pot covered with filtered water add 1-2 capfuls of ACV and cook for a few hours or even up to 24 hours (if you cook in an instant pot one hour will be perfect). Strain out bones and bits. Separate meat, chop and place aside. Sauté veggies in 4-6 T butter.
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 4-5 carrots peeled and chopped
- 4 celery stalks chopped
- 1 fennel bulb chopped
Season with 1-2 tsp of salt and herbs de Provence or Sel Magique. Add veggies and turkey to the bone broth cook for at least another hour. Taste for perfect seasoning. Once the soup is done now is the time to focus on the dumplings.
Einkorn sourdough dumplings
- 1 c sourdough upgrade ( aka: discard)
- 1 up to 1 1/2c Einkorn flour
- 1/2 c milk or buttermilk
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp Sel Magique or 1 tsp salt & herbs of your choice. Fresh parsley is delicious.
- 1 egg
Blend well but don’t pack it too hard. Turn it out on a lightly floured board. Form into a rectangle by stretching it gently. Cut with a bench scraper or with a pizza wheel. Place one at a time into a boiling pot of delicious soup. Cook together until the dumplings look well cooked. This depends on the thickness of the dumplings.
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