Soft Fluffy Dumplings

Jamie Oliver’s recipe – serves 6 so I usually make half a batch for 2-4 people. This recipe is the full batch so just halve the ingredients if you need.


  • 250g self raising flour
  • 125g cold unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Add the flour to a mixing bowl and then grate the butter into it
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Use your fingers to rub the mixture together until it forms breadcrumbs
  • Add a splash of water to help bind it together
  • Roll the mixture into dumplings of your desired size
  • Place the dumplings on top of your fully cooked stew and press down lightly so that they’re half submerged
  • Cook for 20-30mins at 190C/170C Fan with a lid on