Dumplings for Women

Jeeta Kant and I both did research on Hutterites – as did several others at SDSU.  In her Hutterite Community Cookbook, one of the recipes was “Dumplings for Women.”  I had meant to ask her the significance of a specific recipe for women’s food – there is also a recipe titled “Waffles for Women.”  It looks like I won’t get the chance to ask the question, or get an answer from her – and I doubt if the ingredients will provide an answer – but if you can figure out why these are women’s dumplings, hit the comments and answer the mystery.

Dumplings for Women

Makes 4-6 servings

¼ cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 ½ cups sifted flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
1 quart meat broth

  1.  Cream together butter and egg
  2. Stir in flour and baking powder
  3. Drop into 1 quart boiling broth, cover and boil for 20 minutes.  Do not lift lid during cooking.

RIP Jeeta. 

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