|1 cup||Blue cornmeal|
|2 teaspoons||Baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||Solid vegetable shortening|
|⅓||1/2 cup milk|
Mix the blue cornmeal, baking powder and salt thoroughly in a bowl.
Add the shortening and work the ingredients together with a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add enough milk to make a batter of medium consistency, not too thick or too thin.
Drop batter by teaspoonfuls on top of stew or chil in a pot.
Cover the pot tightly and steam the dumplings for 15 minutes. DON'T PEEK!! The stew or chile should be kept simmering over medium-low heat during this process.
After 15 minutes, remove lid and serve the stew or chili with the dumplings.
Contributor: Chile Pepper Magazine, MM format by Roy Olsen Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #222 by roy@... (Roy) on Aug 22, 1997