If you substitute apple juice or cider for the wine, use 1 tablespoon of brown sugar rather than 2, since the cider is already sweetened.
Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir with a fork just until the dry ingredients are moistened; donít overmix or the dumplings will be tough.
Scoop up 1 tablespoon of dumpling batter and drop in a mound onto the hot, bubbling liquid. Use a second spoon or rubber spatula to ease the batter off the tablespoon.
Testing for Doneness
To test the dumplings for doneness, insert a toothpick into the thickest part of one; if it comes out clean, the dumplings are ready.