Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings. Nothing could be more comforting on a chilly day than a bowlful of this nicely seasoned stew.—Anna Broschart, Elkins, West. Mar 21, Food for the soul! Creamy, hearty chicken stew topped with fluffy herbed dumplings this is the kind of comfort food that makes you wish for rain. Great with any casserole/stew type dish. You can use fresh herbs(like parsley)or dried Italian herbs as a suggestion. What ever tickles your fancy really!. How to Make Herb & Cheese Dumplings To make the dumplings, put the flour in a bowl and stir in the suet, salt and parsley, rosemary and thyme. Make a well in the centre and add enough cold water. Use this recipe when making our Consomme with Herb Dumplings. Bring large pot of water to boil. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse salt. Working with half of batter at a time, quickly add dumpling batter to pot by teaspoonfuls.