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                        Chicken Soup With Dumplings
 Recipe By     : Food and Wine
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chicken                          Soup
                 Soups                            Soups & Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      Tablespoons   Butter
    1      Small         Onion -- minced
    9      Cups          Chicken stock
                         Freshly ground white pepper
      1/2  Teaspoon      Thyme
           Pinch         Freshly ground nutmeg
    1      Cup           All-Purpose flour
    2                    Eggs
   In a large saucepan, melt the butter.  Add the onion and cook over
 moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes.  Stir in 8 cups of the
 chicken stock and bring to a simmer.  Season with salt and white
 pepper to taste.
   Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the remaining 1 cup stock
 with the thyme, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of white pepper.
 Bring to a boil over high heat.  Remove from the heat and beat in the
 flour until thoroughly blended.  Let the mixture cool slightly,  then
 beat in the eggs, one at a time.
   Drop tablespoons of the dumpling mixture into the simmering soup and
 cook until the dumplings begin to firm, about 5 minutes.  Remove from
 the heat, cover the saucepan and set aside to steam the dumplings for
 3 minutes before serving.
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