What Are Atora Dumplings?
Atora Dumplings are a type of suet dumpling that is traditionally made with Atora brand suet, a type of shredded beef fat that is popular in the United Kingdom. Suet dumplings are a common addition to stews and casseroles, and they are also sometimes served as a side dish with meat or fish.
Atora dumplings are made by combining self-raising flour, Atora suet, salt, and cold water to form a dough. The dough is then rolled into balls and dropped into a pot of simmering stew or casserole. The dumplings cook for about 20 minutes, or until they are fluffy and cooked through.
Atora dumplings are a delicious and easy way to add some substance and flavor to a stew or casserole. They are also a good source of carbohydrates and protein.
How To Make Atora Dumplings In The Oven
Atora dumplings are a type of fatty dumpling often served with stews or casseroles. Making Atora dumplings in the oven is a simple process. Here is the basic recipe for oven-baked Atora dumplings:
Necessary ingredients for oven-baked Atora dumplings:
- 225g self-rising flour
- 125g Atora grease
- Cold water (about 150ml but add slowly)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) or equivalent.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine self-rising flour, Atora shortening and a pinch of salt.
Step 3: Gradually add cold water to the mixture, stirring with a fork or knife until the mixture forms a soft but not sticky dough.
Step 4: Divide the dough into golf ball sized portions and shape into round dumplings.
Step 5: Place the dumplings on top of your stew or stew, making sure they do not sink in the liquid but stay on the surface.
Step 6: Cover the stew or casserole dish with a lid or foil and place it in the preheated oven.
Step 7: Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the dumplings are risen and golden brown on top.
Step 8: Remove the lid or foil during the last 5-10 minutes of baking to crisp up the dumplings.
Step 9: Once cooked, serve the stew or stew with Atora dumplings on top.
Atora Dumplings In Slow Cooker
- In a mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour, Atora suet, and a pinch of salt.
- Gradually add cold water to the mixture, stirring with a fork or a knife until the mixture comes together to form a soft, but not sticky, dough.
- Shape the dough into small, golf ball-sized dumplings.
- Place your stew or casserole in the slow cooker. If the slow cooker has a sauté function, you can brown the meat and vegetables beforehand for added flavor. If not, you can prepare the stew separately.
- Drop the dumplings on top of the stew, ensuring they are not fully submerged in the liquid but resting on the surface.
- Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the stew is cooked through and the dumplings are fluffy.
- Avoid opening the slow cooker too often, as this can slow down the cooking process.
Atora Dumplings With Plain Flour
Certainly! If you prefer to make dumplings with plain flour instead of self-raising flour, you can still achieve delicious results. Here’s a basic recipe for Atora dumplings with plain flour:
225g plain flour
125g Atora suet
A pinch of salt
Cold water (approximately 150ml, but add gradually)
In a mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, Atora suet, and a pinch of salt.
Gradually add cold water to the mixture, stirring with a fork or a knife until the mixture comes together to form a soft, but not sticky, dough.
Shape the dough into small, golf ball-sized dumplings.
Place your stew or casserole on the stove or in the oven, ensuring it’s simmering or baking before adding the dumplings.
Drop the dumplings on top of the stew, ensuring they are not fully submerged in the liquid but resting on the surface.
Cover the pot or casserole dish with a lid and cook on low heat or in the oven until the stew is cooked through and the dumplings are cooked. This may take around 20-30 minutes, but cooking times can vary, so keep an eye on them.