This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Martin Gillespie



9652 9071

08 9305 5866

0412 684 995

Waddi Resort
Koonah Road (PO Box 5)
Badgingarra WA 6521

Retro's HAM SOUP with SPICY DUMPLINGS just like my mum made it
Serves 4

You don't already have one you will need a 7 lt. pressure cooker available from Chantal Roger at the Pressure Cooker Centre 337 Rokeby road Subiaco

You will need large bowl and heatproof dish

Ingredients from Claremont Fresh

- 1 cup soup mix
- 8 cups or 2 lt. water
- large bacon bone, lean from The Meat Showcase Claremont Fresh
- medium chopped onion
- Dash of Jingilli Devine Olive Oil
- 2 sticks celery
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- Ground black pepper to taste

In a pressure cooker sauté off onion (lid off), garlic in the olive oil until soft, add remaining ingredients, pop on the lid and cook for 30 minutes. Remove bones from soup, remove meat then once removed return bones and meat back to soup. Then add dumplings (see making dumplings - below.)
Serve soup hot with glass of Shiraz from Treehouse - yum yum.

For the dumplings
Makes 8 golf ball size dumplings


- cup Self Raising Flour
- 1 cup Suet
- cup water (variable)
- tsp. of Dukkah or curry powder
- Salt to taste


Place flour, salt, dukkah and suet in a bowl and combine. Add water to make a soft dough set aside. Bring soup back to the boil turn down to a simmer then add dumplings, place lid on the pressure cooker (ajar) and cook for 15 minutes.

Why not try one for Martin's fabulous dinner parties great for any occasion or order one of Retro Chef's gourmet baskets for enquiries call Janet on 0422 811 945.