When the stock was bubbling happily I added some frozen peas and beans to the pot. While the veggies were cooking I mixed up some dumpling batter. An egg plus milk to make 1/2 a cup, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and a cup of flour. I had too much flour so I ended up with a dough instead of batter but I sliced it up and put the pieces in the pot anyway. With the lid on the slowly simmering pot they should take 10 minutes to cook. No peeking.
I guess they look a little like frankendumplings but they were fairly fluffy inside. I've never liked dumplings but that could be because I've never had really good ones. These tasted ok but I didn't put any flavor in them so they were much like a heavy bread. They are promising enough that I will try again and I'll put some real flavor in them. Hopefully I'll get the batter correct next time. The stew was good but not fantastic. The seasoning that was on the meat together with the flavor of the fresh ingredients were not enough the lift the dish up. Next time I'll come up with some kind of herb or spice for the other flavors to stand on.