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                    Grandma Oakes Chicken and Dumplings
 Recipe By     : Mindy Barton
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups And Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      tablespoon    shortening
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
    2      cups          flour
      1/2                to 2/3 cup ice water
 Mix dry ingredients.  Add shortening and ice water.  May need to add a
 little flour.  Roll on floured surface very thin.  Cut into strips about 1
 inch by 3 inches.
 Cut up one chicken and add to 1 quart of water.  Add salt and pepper and
 half an onion.  Boil until done (I like to debone my chicken but Grandma
 Oakes never did).  Lay dumplings on top of broth very gently.  Simmer
 slowly.  Move them around with a fork in the juice.  Heat 1 cup of milk and
 pour into pot slowly.  Cook approximately 45 minutes or until dumplings are
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 NOTES : Grandma’s Hints: Be sure dumplings are thin, baking powder fresh and
 milk is fresh.  Don't forget to warm the milk or it will curdle in the pot
 and ruin the dumplings.