Recipe: Masa Dumplings


1/2 cup masa
2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. grated cheese
1 egg
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp. olive oil
(1/4 cup cooked ground beef or veggie version)
(2 Tbsp. cup chopped peppers)


Mix together flours, baking powder and salt. Toss cheese with flour. Mix eggs, 1/4 cup veggie broth and oil. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until barely combined. Add the beef and/or peppers, if using. Add more broth as needed to get a fairly stiff batter, close to the texture of cookie dough.

Bring soup to a bare simmer. Drop dumpling batter by the measuring teaspoonful into soup, leaving a bit of space around each one. Cover and cook 15 minutes over very low heat – try to avoid letting the soup boil. Serve at once.