Doumbrey (Haitian Boiled Dumplings)
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
- In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and pepper.
- Add water little by little, until there’s just enough to form a stiff dough.
- Using your hands, roll pieces of the dough to form 5-inch long ropes. Roll in flour to keep them from sticking together.
- 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.