Cracker Barrel Dumplins

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Jan. 07, 2014

Cracker Barrel Dumplins are a signature side dish at the Cracker Barrel. While these don't have meat in them when they are served as a side dish, you could always add your own cooked chicken to this dish if you desire.


For dumpling
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Vegetable oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 2 Quart
Chicken bouillon cube 3 (or about 2 teaspoons of soup base Sauce)
For sauce
Butter 3 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon
Buttermilk/Whole milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chicken bouillon cube 2 , crumbled (or about 2 teaspoons chicken soup base)
For rolling and kneading
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (For dusting as needed)



For Dumplings:

1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and oil.

2. On floured work surface, turn out the dough and knead four or five times. Divide the dough into two pieces. Roll out one piece to 1/8-inch thick sheet and cut into 1 x 1 1/2-inch dumplings.

3. In a large saucepan, combine the water and bouillon cubes/soup base. Boil until the bouillon cubes/soup base dissolve.

4. half of the dumpling in water and cook until just about done. Dumplings are done when they float up towards the top of the pot.

5. Use a strainer to remove them to a bowl and set aside. Finish the other half of the dumplings in the same way. Reserve the cooking liquid.

For Sauce:

6. In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add salt and flour. Stir until thick.

7. Mix sugar with the milk/buttermilk and add to flour mixture a little at a time, stirring constantly with a whisk until thick and smooth.

8. Remove the saucepan from heat and add the cooked dumplings to the sauce.

9. Dissolve the crumbled bouillon cubes in 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and stir gently into the sauce and dumplings.

10. Return the saucepan to low heat and simmer until blended. If the sauce seems too thick, gently stir in a little more cooking liquid.


11. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 527Calories from Fat 228

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1724 mg71.83%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet