Thursday, 1 May 2014


  • 1½ pk. split peas
  • ham bone, with extra ham
  • piece of salt beef, cut up
  • diced carrot and turnip (cut small)
  • potatoes (about 6) cut into ½ inch pieces
  • pepper
  • 2 chopped onions
  • I used onion powder, and if you are not using salt beef, add salt to taste.

  • dumpling ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tspn. baking powder
  • 2 tspn. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. margarine
  1. Boil the ham bone, ham, salt beef and peas for about 1 hr.
  2. Add carrot and turnip and potatoes, and boil for an extra ½ hr.
  3. If making dumplings, add about 15 minutes after veggies, and cook 15 minutes, without raising cover.
  4. I prefer to make 1 large dumpling and cut it up after it’s cooked.
  5. To make dumplings mix all ingredients together and add water to make dough, knead, adding a little flour til it’s no longer sticky
  6. cut into as many pieces as you want dumplings, rounding the dough and dropping it into the soup
  7. I recommend cooking everything on medium heat..pea soup likes to stick on and burn on high heat.