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chicken dumpling soup


For the dumplings:
½ pound raw chicken breast
5 slices white bread, crusts cut off
6½ tbsp half-and-half
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp salt
a pinch of pepper
a pinch of nutmeg

For the soup:
6½ cups chicken stock (3 chicken bouillon cubes for 6½ cups water)
1 cup carrots,  sliced
6 button mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper (if needed)
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Bring chicken broth to a boil and add the carrots. Let boil for 10 minutes.

While carrots are boiling, in a food processor put all the ingredients and blend into a smooth paste.

Add the mushrooms to the boiling stock.

Form the paste into dumplings by using two tablespoons. Drop them into the boiling stock and cook for 5-10 minutes.  When the dumplings are done, they will rise to the surface.

Serve immediately, garnished with some roughly chopped parsley.

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