Rub the butter into the flour with your fingers until it feels like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the herbs with ½ tsp salt and some pepper. Drizzle over 150ml water, and stir in quickly with a cutlery knife to form a light dough. Use floured hands to shape into small balls.
Place the dumplings on top of the prepared stew. Bake for 20 minutes in a 180°C oven until the dumplings are cooked through.
Herb dumplings can be added to any meat or vegetarian stew