1In a small bowl, mix together the egg and the milk or water.
2In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and cut in the butter with 2 knives or a pastry cutter, until the mixture is pea-sized.
3Toss in all of the liquid and mix with a fork until just blended.
4Using 2 spoons, or a small ice cream scoop, place spoonfuls of batter onto the surface of a boiling liquid (soup, stew, or maple syrup!).
5Cover and cook for 20 minutes without disturbing.
6Serve with contents of pot.
These dumplings are a take on an old family recipe and will add the finishing touch to your soups and stews. So rib-stickingly good. Each dumpling should be around 2" in size.