Gluten Free Herb Dumplings

Makes 8

Dumplings, made with or without herbs, are a quick, easy and hearty addition to soups, stews, and casseroles.  For casseroles add the dumplings to a casserole, 20-25 minutes before the end of the cooking time. It’s always wise to check the ingredients on your suet label are suitable for your gluten free a vegetarian diet.

Free from Gluten, Egg, Soya, Wheat, Dairy, Nuts
Vegetarian, Vegan, Without crystal sugar


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  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl, add salt and pepper and mix together well.
  2. Stir in the suet and herbs.
  3. Add the water and stir to make a slightly soft and sticky dough. Cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and lightly roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Bring the soup or stock to the boil and gently add the dumplings.
  6. Continue to boil gently for 20 - 25 minutes.


large saucepan

Cooking time

20-25 minutes
Excellent! I have been looking for a GF dumpling recipe for years. None have really worked but this one was a complete success first time. Nobody would know they were GF (my guests didn’t).
By Helen
18 Nov 2018
Not sure what I did wrong as I followed instructions but unfortunately they fell apart completely or were uncooked inside (when tried cooing for less time). I ended up cooking them on steam and they were okay.
By Evie
03 Apr 2018
Not sure what I did wrong with these but they were very salty. I think that this was baking powder as I only put a small amount of salt in.
By Aleta
02 Apr 2018
I have missed dumplings greatly since my husband developed an intolerance to gluten. I tried almond flour , tapioca flour and coconut flour, but the mixture disintegrated into the stew or casserole, spoiling the texture of our favourite recipes. I then found Doves Farm free from flour and to my delight the dumpling recipe worked. I watched the eight balls of dough disappear under the surface of this year’s turkey stew only to reappear, looking for all the world like proper dumplings! I tried not to get my hopes up and waited the twenty minutes required by the recipe. They were fantastic. I’m cobblering them tonight ie baking them for twenty minutes on top of a lamb casserole. I suspect they will be equally delicious. Many thanks Wendy
By Wendy Peters
23 Jan 2018

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