Fufu dumplings are not only yummy, but by far the quickest and easiest gluten free dumplings ever! You only need two ingredients: fufu and water!
For those of you who are not familiar with fufu, it’s such a great naturally gluten free food that’s commonly eaten in many parts of Africa and also the Caribbean. And in my opinion it’s an absolute must in every gluten free kitchen!
It’s generally made from cassava and/or plantain flour, but always check the ingredients just in case. Apparently it can sometimes be made with other flours, like wheat semolina, but I’ve never seen that myself so I think it’s quite rare! The only variation I’ve seen here in the UK is one made with cocoyam instead of plantain.
You can usually find it in the world food section of mainstream supermarkets or in many ethnic corner shops (particularly those selling african and caribbean foods). And to make it easier, they’re usually labelled gluten free which saves us having to worry about potential hidden gluten. Something that can be a problem with imported foods at times.
On top of being yummy, fufu dumplings are incredibly quick and easy to make. The flour is pre-cooked so there is no cooking required other than the addition of boiling water! You can also cook it in a pan, but I find adding boiling water is much easier, works just as well and saves you having to wash a pan. 😉
All you need is fufu and water!
- Add fufu flour into a bowl.
- Add boiling water gradually, stirring with a spoon, until you reach a dumpling like consistency.
- Wet your hands, shake off excess water and knead the dough with your hands for a couple of minutes until you get a dough that looks like this:
- Divide the dough into several portions and then shape into dumplings balls.
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