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Swiss Dumplings

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Ingredients
  Self raising flour 4 Ounce (100 gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Dried mixed herbs 1 Teaspoon
  Beef suet 2 Ounce, shredded (50 gram)
  Cold water 6 Tablespoon
  Prepared mustard 2 Teaspoon (preferably mild sweet Swedish mustard)
  Cooked ham slices 4 (good quality)
  Emmental cheese slices 4
For accompaniment
  Celery stick 4
  Spring onions 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Courgettes 2
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 4 Dash
  Freshly ground black pepper 1 Pinch
  Garlic clove 1 Small
Directions

MAKING
1. In a mixing bowl, combine together the flour and salt and add the herbs and suet.
2. Add sufficient water to make a soft dough, knead the dough lightly on a floured surface and divide it into four equal portions.
3. Roll out each to give a rectangle measuring about 10 x 15 cm/4 x 6 inch.
4. Spread a little mustard to taste over the dough and fold the ham slices so that they will fit on the rectangles.
5. Place the cheese on top, folding the slices if necessary.
6. Dampen the edges of the dough and fold the rectangle in half, to completely enclose the ham and cheese.
7. The rectangles should measure approximately 10 x 7.5 cm/4 x 3 inches.
8. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal them and lay the dumplings on a sheet of buttered foil.
9. Fold the edges of the foil firmly together to prevent any steam from entering and lay the package on the steaming rack in the wok.
10. Pour in enough water to come up to the level of the rack without wetting the foil, then bring to the boil and put the lid on the wok.
11. Boil for 30 minutes.
12. While the dumplings are cooking prepare the accompaniment.
13. Trim the celery and cut it into fine strips.
14. Cut the spring onions into similar-sized strips and do the same with the courgettes.
15. Combine all these ingredients together in a basin and pour over the oil and lemon juice, then season to taste and crush the garlic over.

SERVING
16. Mix thoroughly before transferring to a serving platter.
17. When the dumplings are cooked arrange them on the salad and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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