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 ½ cups sifted flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
1 quart meat broth
- Cream together butter and egg
- Stir in flour and baking powder
- Drop into 1 quart boiling broth, cover and boil for 20 minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.