Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Title: Gluten-Free Dumplings

Problem: Will dumplings (for chicken and...) made without gluten hold together when cooked in liquid?

Hypothesis: No, the dumplings will disintegrate when cooked in chicken stock.

Materials: Seasoned Chicken Stock, Chicken pieces, Gluten-free Pancake Mix made into biscuit recipe, medium saucepan with lid

Procedure: 1. mix gluten-free pancake mix as directed on package, adding more mix to thicken into biscuit consistency.
2. cook seasoned chicken stock and chicken parts until chicken is completely cooked through.
3. add g/f biscuit mixture to stock in tablespoon sized balls.
4. cover with lid and allow to simmer 5 minutes.
5. check for disintegration by lifting lid and observing then serving Chicken and Dumplings.

Observations: The g/f "dumplings" held together just fine.

Conclusions: G/F dumplings are sturdier than first believed and make a fine addition to chicken soup. Josiah seems to like them and they will be sent for lunch tomorrow and cooked in future for meals.

I'll be putting together my display board for the science fair later this week.

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