Monday, March 15, 2010

Dumplins!

I've blogged about my Seitan 'n' Dumplins several times since I've been experimenting with the recipe for awhile. It's going in my cookbook, so I need to make sure I get it right. My testers had some problems with the original recipe, so I re-worked it. Then I re-worked it again. Now I'm finally pleased with the outcome:

It may not look super sexy here, but I promise you it tastes delicious. Creamy, savory, potato-ey, seitan-y, dumplin-y goodness. I've been working on this cookbook for so long, but I'm just finally getting to a place where some of the problem recipes are coming together. Perfection happens through experimentation and loads of trail and error. That's why the cookbook project is taking me so long.

I served my seitan 'n' dumplins (we don't pronounce the "g" down here) with my recipe for smoky, slow-cooked Collard Greens:

The collards are another testament to trail and error. I started out bound and determined to make my greens taste as good as my Granny's. While I'm sure hers will always reign supreme, my experiments have put mine in a close second.

18 comments:

Veg is Sexy said...

AHHH I just want to die every time you post a photo of your stuff! I want to eat them all right now!!!

shellyfish said...

I think those dumplin's are darn sexy. Hourrah for dumpling success!

Jessica said...

Dumplins in general aren't attractive food. Yours look really good. I would be happy to eat 'em!

jessy said...

your dumplins' = the best - and i've gotta say that your greens are as well! dan abhors slow cooked greens, but when we tested yours he actually had seconds. i was in shock. the dumplins' look most fantastical to be, Bianca!

also: very awesome on the glass straws. dan and i have stainless steel ones, but i would like to have a set of the glass ones, too. i like that they're guaranteed not to break. w00t!

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

I forgot all about dumplins! My mom used to make them. Wow, those look delicious! Now I'm hungry- this makes my almond raisin breakfast snack look sad!

two vegan boys said...

I love dumplins!

radioactivegan said...

i am super excited to try some dumplins! cracker barrel be damned -- i will have dumplins again.

The Voracious Vegan said...

The best tasting food is NEVER the prettiest! I make chicken and dumplings (with TVP) and it isn't pretty but it sure is delicious. I bet your dumplins are amazing. You are killing me with all this waiting for your cookbook. I can't even imagine how magnificent it is going to be!

amandasdomestic said...

This looks soo delish. I can see some home made apple sauce (the chunky kind) taking this meal over the top!

Sheridanna said...

YUMMMMMM! I love dumplins and these look super tasty!

Tiffany said...

Mmmmm dumplins'...looks so delicious and comforting!

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Dumplins look good. I am a huge fan of collards :)

The Broken Dish said...

I can't wait for the cookbook!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

You are a perfectionist! You would never throw a half-good recipe at us, which is why your cookbook has taken longer, and it is also why it will be a big hit! :)

By the way, I cannot see the newest recipes over at the testing blog. I've tried different internet browsers but none of them work. :(

Patty said...

Man that looks good, congratulations on getting your recipe down!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Man, I love collard greens. I love dumplings, too!

Mike K said...

Hands down, the dumplings my German grandma made were my favorite food when I was a kid, and I still have a big soft spot for any recipe with dumplings. This looks so good!

Joey, Lowrie, Shannon said...

wow, i loved them before reworking! one of the best of yours i've tested... can't wait to see what the final recipe looks like!