Dumplings are made from wheat flour, farina (cream of wheat), or oat flour.
To form dumplings take dough with a tablespoon and press it against a side of the pan. With a teaspoon dipped into hot water separate pieces of dough from the contents of the tablespoon and put them into boiling salted water. Dumplings should have somewhat oblong shape and be of somewhat uniform size.
Dumplings in butter, breadcrumbs, and sour cream are served as a stand-alone dish, or can be served as a garnish to meat dishes. Dumplings in milk could be served as a second course or as a dessert.