Cracker Barrel Dumplins Video

1 00:00:02,990 --> 00:00:09,990 Hi everyone, this is Stephanie Manley with CopyKat dot com. Today I'm going 2 00:00:21,830 --> 00:00:27,429 to show you how to make one of Cracker Barrel's most requested side dishes, 3 00:00:27,429 --> 00:00:31,429 and that is for their dumplings. Now, their dumplings don't actually have 4 00:00:31,429 --> 00:00:35,580 meat in them, so it's just straight-up dumplings, but we're going to make a 5 00:00:35,580 --> 00:00:39,930 delicious sauce, and we are going to use something called soup base. And if 6 00:00:39,930 --> 00:00:44,410 you've never used soup base before it's sold in your grocery store right 7 00:00:44,410 --> 00:00:50,010 next to the bullion. This simply has a better flavor with less salt. So I 8 00:00:50,010 --> 00:00:53,370 think this is a great choice to make our dumplings. 9 00:00:53,370 --> 00:00:59,060 So let me show you how to make the dumplings. So we're going to go ahead, 10 00:00:59,060 --> 00:01:03,510 and start mixing our dumplings now. Please click on the description down 11 00:01:03,510 --> 00:01:06,220 below to get the exact amounts here. 12 00:01:06,220 --> 00:01:11,109 I have a couple of cups of flour in here. Now I'm going to add my baking 13 00:01:11,109 --> 00:01:17,079 powder, and salt. We add baking powder so they have a little bit of lift, 14 00:01:17,079 --> 00:01:22,490 because if you don't you're going to have very hard biscuits that won't be 15 00:01:22,490 --> 00:01:29,490 very good at all. We're going to add our salt now. I'm going my vegetable 16 00:01:31,640 --> 00:01:38,640 oil, and my milk. 17 00:01:39,439 --> 00:01:46,439 We're just going to stir this together to make a nice dough. OK, so we're 18 00:01:47,869 --> 00:01:54,869 going to turn our dough onto our mixing board, and my dough is a little bit 19 00:01:56,159 --> 00:02:00,709 sticky, so I'm just going to go ahead, and mix in a little bit of flour 20 00:02:00,709 --> 00:02:07,709 with this. You want to add just enough flour to where it's not sticking to 21 00:02:08,459 --> 00:02:13,280 your hands anymore. Don't add any extra flour. If you add more flour it 22 00:02:13,280 --> 00:02:17,020 just makes them a little bit tough, so add as little as possible, so I 23 00:02:17,020 --> 00:02:21,060 think is great now. So I'm going to go ahead stick a little flour on my 24 00:02:21,060 --> 00:02:28,060 rolling pin, and now I'm just going to go ahead, and roll out my dumplings. 25 00:02:29,260 --> 00:02:34,149 Now I have a French rolling pin, if you have the other kind that's great 26 00:02:34,150 --> 00:02:39,570 too, this just happens to be the kind that I have. So we're just going to 27 00:02:39,570 --> 00:02:46,170 roll these out. Now we're going to go ahead, and cut our dumplings, and all 28 00:02:46,170 --> 00:02:53,170 you need to do is take a knife, and just kind of run this along your board. 29 00:02:55,860 --> 00:03:02,860 And the Cracker Barrel's are kind of square shape, so just go ahead, and 30 00:03:05,050 --> 00:03:12,050 make them into square shapes. And the next thing we're going to do is we're 31 00:03:12,460 --> 00:03:14,730 going to go ahead, and cook these in our liquid. 32 00:03:14,730 --> 00:03:19,150 So now we're going to go ahead, and we're going to cook our dumplings. Now 33 00:03:19,150 --> 00:03:26,150 I'm going to add a couple of teaspoons of the soup base to the pot, this 34 00:03:27,380 --> 00:03:33,280 will make the dumplings taste extra good, because they're going to be 35 00:03:33,280 --> 00:03:37,910 cooking in seasoned water, so they will pick up the flavors of the 36 00:03:37,910 --> 00:03:43,270 seasoning you really want, And you can probably do this with chicken stock, 37 00:03:43,270 --> 00:03:46,040 or chicken broth. And the next thing we're going to do is we're just going 38 00:03:46,040 --> 00:03:51,200 to add in our dumplings, and we're going to cook them as long as it'll take 39 00:03:51,200 --> 00:03:52,080 for them to float. 40 00:03:52,080 --> 00:03:58,780 It takes a couple of minutes. You're going to do these in small batches, 41 00:03:58,780 --> 00:04:05,780 and then we're going to pull them out, and we're going to make more 42 00:04:06,120 --> 00:04:06,370 dumplings. 43 00:04:06,290 --> 00:04:13,290 So now it's time to go ahead, and make the sauce to go with the dumplings, 44 00:04:15,680 --> 00:04:20,069 because as you know Cracker Barrel really just serves these as a side dish. 45 00:04:20,069 --> 00:04:25,960 So to make a sauce, we're just going to put some butter into a pot over 46 00:04:25,960 --> 00:04:29,180 kind of medium heat, we're going to melt it, and we're going to go ahead, 47 00:04:29,180 --> 00:04:30,580 and add our flour. 48 00:04:30,580 --> 00:04:36,370 Now again, click in the description box below the recipe here for the exact 49 00:04:36,370 --> 00:04:42,780 ingredients and instructions. So we're going to put our flour in here, and 50 00:04:42,780 --> 00:04:47,699 we're going to make a roux, so we're just going to let this melt together, 51 00:04:47,699 --> 00:04:52,979 and it's going to form a paste. And we want to let it cook for a moment, or 52 00:04:52,979 --> 00:04:58,270 two, and we want to wait until it begins to smell something like pie crust. 53 00:04:58,270 --> 00:05:04,049 We need to cook this just to make sure that the flour doesn't taste raw. So 54 00:05:04,050 --> 00:05:08,009 it's really important to let this cook for a moment, or two. 55 00:05:08,009 --> 00:05:12,319 All right, so now we can go ahead, and start adding in our liquid. Now our 56 00:05:12,319 --> 00:05:17,810 first addition of liquid is some milk, as you know the sauce is nice, and 57 00:05:17,810 --> 00:05:23,499 creamy. So we're going to add in our milk. I'm going to add in about the 58 00:05:23,499 --> 00:05:27,370 one half cup of milk, and we're just going to stir this until it becomes a 59 00:05:27,370 --> 00:05:31,080 uniform thickness mixture, and then we're going to go ahead, and add in the 60 00:05:31,080 --> 00:05:32,539 rest of our milk. 61 00:05:32,539 --> 00:05:39,539 OK, you can see that it's become thick, and we're going to add in the 62 00:05:40,860 --> 00:05:47,860 remainder of our milk. Just going to blend this in. My recipe has a little bit of sugar in it. We're going to add a little 63 00:05:59,809 --> 00:06:06,520 bit of pepper, and now I'm going to go ahead, and add in a little more 64 00:06:06,520 --> 00:06:11,719 of this soup base so it has a really nice flavor, so I'm not going to add 65 00:06:11,719 --> 00:06:18,719 salt with this roux. I'm going to stir that in to where again it gets nice, 66 00:06:23,879 --> 00:06:24,249 and thick. 67 00:06:24,249 --> 00:06:29,520 OK, so this has become thick again, and now I'm going to go ahead, and add 68 00:06:29,520 --> 00:06:34,210 some of the water that the dumplings cooked in to thin it out. So we're 69 00:06:34,210 --> 00:06:40,120 going to add about a cup, or so of this, and we're going to stir that in. 70 00:06:40,120 --> 00:06:45,969 It'll begin to thicken, and then we'll get ready to stick our dumplings in. 71 00:06:45,969 --> 00:06:49,498 OK, so our sauce is done, our dumplings are done. Now before we serve this 72 00:06:49,499 --> 00:06:54,999 we're simply going to ladle on some of that wonderful sauce that we just 73 00:06:54,999 --> 00:07:01,309 made. And here you go, we have the Cracker Barrel dumplings. Now again if 74 00:07:01,309 --> 00:07:05,770 you have some chicken on hand you can go ahead, and put that in, cooked 75 00:07:05,770 --> 00:07:09,479 chicken, that is. And add this in to make a meal. 76 00:07:09,479 --> 00:07:13,050 But if you enjoyed this video, please give it a big thumbs up here on 77 00:07:13,050 --> 00:07:17,979 YouTube, and drop me a comment in the box down below, and let me know what 78 00:07:17,979 --> 00:07:21,508 recipe you'd like to see next. And be sure to subscribe so you can see 79 00:07:21,509 --> 00:07:24,969 what's coming up next, because we've got lots more videos coming up, here 80 00:07:24,969 --> 00:07:26,279 on Copy Cat Recipes.

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