Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept in the United States. Its restaurants provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company’s gift shops offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts, apparel, toys, music CD’s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of September 18, 2012, it operated 620 stores in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.

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Cracker Barrel Dumplings


Dumplings:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil

Cooking Liquid:
  • 8 cups water
  • 3 chicken buillon cubes

Dumpling Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes,- crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup dumpling cooking liquid (after dumplings have been cooked)

Mix the dumpling ingredients, blend them well and turn out on to a floured surface. Knead 4 or five times and divide dough into two parts. Roll out one piece of dough to 1/8-inch thick and cut into 1- x 1 1/2-inch strips. Place into a large saucepan that you have place the 8 cups of water and 3 chicken bouillon cubes that has been brought to boil and the bouillon cubes have been dissolved. Cook one-half of dumplings until just about done and strain and set aside. Next finish the other half of the dumplings in the same way. While cooking the dumplings you can prepare the sauce.

Dumpling Sauce: Place butter in medium sauce pan and melt, add salt and flour, stir until thick. Mix sugar with milk, and add to flour mixture a little at a time and stir constantly with a whisk until thick and smooth. Remove from heat.

Place cooked dumplings in dumpling sauce and add 1/2 cups of cooking liquid in which the crumbled chicken bouillon cubes have been added and stir gently. Simmer dumplings until blended on low heat. More cooking liquid may be added if needed.

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