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Cotswold Dumplings

Cheese Dishes

Cheese balls, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried. Known from newspaper advertisements from 1951 onwards.

Cotswold Dumplings
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Original Receipt from 'Norwood News' - Friday 22 October 1954

I find it makes a very pleasant light supper dish for these bleak evenings. You take four ounces of grated cheese. two eggs, two ounces of vegetable-fat shortening, eight heaped tablespoonfuls of fresh breadcrumbs and browned breadcrumbs for coating. salt and pepper cheese and fat into a paste. Add beaten eggs. seasoning and breadcrumbs to make a stiff mixture. Form into balls. roll in browned breadcrumbs and fry in deep hot tat till golden brown (three to four minutes). You can serve your Cotswold dumplings with any sort of vegetable, of course. but I found tomatoes particularly good with them.

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Cream together 4 oz grated Cheddar cheese, 2 oz butter, and 2 beaten eggs. Add pepper and salt to taste and sufficient white breadcrumbs to make a stiff mixture. Form into dumplings. Roll in brown breadcrumbs and fry in hot fat until brown. Serve with tomato sauce.

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