Doumbrey (Haitian Boiled Dumplings)

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Haitian boiled dumplings, called Doumbrey, are very easy to make. They’re often added to Haitian bouillon and contribute a nice, neutral element to a dish which is generally loaded with meat and vegetables. The dumplings take on the flavor of whatever soup or dish they’re a part of and contribute to a nice and hearty overall meal.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add water little by little, until there’s just enough to form a stiff dough.
  3. Using your hands, roll pieces of the dough to form 5-inch long ropes. Roll in flour to keep them from sticking together.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the dumplings and boil for 5 minutes, strain, and serve. Alternatively, add the dumplings to a pot of soup during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Adapted from Haitian-Recipes