Basic Dumpling Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder

1 teaspoon white sugar


1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp margarine

1/2 cup milk

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in medium size bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk to make a soft dough.  Drop by spoonfuls into boiling stew. Cover and simmer 15 minutes without lifting lid. Serve.  To make parsley dumplings, add 1 tablespoon parsley flakes to the dry ingredients.