Varoma Dumplings (gluten and dairy free, with grain-free option)

Who likes a good dumpling?  A nice fluffy gluten and dairy free one, at that?
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Well these are lovely with a chunky beef chilli or any kind of stew!  This mixture makes about 8 or 9, so double the ingredients for a larger batch!  There is also a grain-free version, which makes about 6 – see end of post.
Whizz up on speed 9 / 10 seconds
  • 20g blanched almonds

Add and whizz up on speed 9 / 30 seconds:

  • 100g water

Add and combine speed 4 / 10 seconds, scraping and repeating if necessary:

  • 1 egg
  • 120g GF flour – try this one, if you like
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or onion salt
  • 1 tsp herbs (eg parsley/oregano)

Add a little more water if the mixture is too stiff – depends on the flour mix that you use and if xanthan gum is incorporated into a flour blend (this will make it a little stiffer)

Pop the mixture into silicone moulds and set into varoma tray, then add to the TM bowl:

  • 500g water
Fix lid and varoma in place and cook varoma / speed 2 / 20-25 minutes
Out of your muffin case should pop out some lovely light and fluffy dumplings to accompany your stew!
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Grain-Free Version:
Whizz up on speed 9 / 20 seconds:
  • 20g buckwheat (or sub for extra almonds in next step)
Whizz up on speed 9 / 10 seconds:
  • 25g blanched almonds
  • 20g linseeds
  • 20g tapioca starch
  • 15g coconut flour
  • 10g chia seeds
Add and combine speed 4 / 10 seconds, scraping and repeating if necessary:
  • 1 egg
  • 100g water
  • 2 tsp baking powder (or 1 tsp bicarb and 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • scant 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
Pop the mixture into silicone moulds (muffin mix stiff) and set into varoma tray, then add to the TM bowl:
  • 500g boiled water from kettle
Fix lid and varoma in place and cook varoma temp / speed 2 / 20 minutes or so
Once done, remove varoma, be careful of drips
If a little too moist on top, whack under grill for a few minutes to dry out

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