Not baking soda: what to add to dough for dumplings to make them fluffy

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Dumplings with cottage cheese. Source: depositphotos.com

Homemade dumplings can be made with different fillings and are simply lazy. But the most important thing is to make a good dough, which determines the taste and structure of the products.

The perfect dough for dumplings

The FoodOboz editorial team shares a recipe for a very successful dough for fluffy dumplings that is very quick to prepare.

How to prepare dough for dumplings

To make the choux pastry elastic and tasty, add oil to the base!


  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 250 ml of boiling water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • stewed cabbage, minced meat, berries, fruit, cottage cheese for the filling

Method of preparation:

1. Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well and gradually pour in boiling water and salt, mix everything thoroughly. Then add vegetable oil and mix.

Preparing dough for dumplings

2. When the dough has cooled, put it on a work surface and start kneading for 5-7 minutes, then cover it with a bowl and leave it for 30 minutes.

Ready-made dough for dumplings

3. Form the dumplings with any filling and cook the dumplings in boiling salted water for three minutes.

Delicious dumplings

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