OCTOBER RECIPE: Herby Dumplings

OCTOBER RECIPE: Herby Dumplings

To celebrate our competition with Country Food Trust and celebrity chef Tim Maddams, we bring you Herby Dumplings - one of Tim’s special serving suggestions for The Country Casserole.


Tim says, “This is a great way to dress up your purchase of the Country Casserole – and making these dumplings takes no time at all. Plus, once the job is done the whole show can be slung in the over to cook.  A word of advice: make an even number of dumplings or you’ll find yourself in an argument over who gets the last one!”


Serves 2


  • 1x pouch of The Country Food Trust Country Casserole (can be bought from The Really Wild Meat Company here)
  • 125g self-raising wholemeal or white flour
  • 75g butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • A good pinch of dried mixed herbs
  • A drop of milk



  • Place the contents of the casserole pouch into a small, ovenproof dish and add about 2 tablespoons of water
  • Separately, rub the flour, herbs, seasoning and butter together to make a light bread crumb texture. Add a few drops of cold milk to the mix to make a light pastry dough.
  • Quickly divide this into even spooonfuls and drop them into the casserole.
  • Place the dish (complete with dumplings) into the oven. Bake at 180 degrees - until the casserole is bubbling and the dumplings become golden and puff up nicely.
  • Serve with freshly steamed vegetables. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a little blue cheese to the dumpling mix..


Find out more about Country Food Trust here and Tim Maddams here

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