Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
These traditional bread dumplings from Austria and Bavaria make a wonderful accompaniment to a rich gravy, goulash or stew. Just like my Oma made. Enjoy! I've translated the recipe from the delightful German blog, Wolkenfees Kuche.
- 2 -3 hard French rolls (day old)
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley
- 1⁄2 cup warm milk
- 1 large egg
- freshly grated nutmeg
- Slice the rolls into 1/4-inch thickness.
- Place slices into a large bowl and pour the warm milk over; let soak for 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the parsley and season to taste with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
- Pour parsley mixture into bread/milk mixture and knead together, then wet your hands and form the dough into four round dumplings.
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
- Place dumplings carefully into the water and simmer (do not boil) for 15 minutes, until done.
- Remove dumplings with a slotted spoon into a colander to drain.
- Serve with stew or goulash or gravy.
- Note: You can make Bretzen Knoedel (Bavarian Pretzel Dumplings) by substituting about 2 cups of soft pretzels (large, soft bakery style), for the French rolls.
I live in Germany currently, and think this is a great recipe. I have made it with rye bread and other crusty bread (we have a larger variety here in Germany because everyone goes daily to the bakery), and it has turned out great each time. I even have made it by boiling it in broth and then instead of serving it with gravy I pour the broth back on it. Thanks for a great and easy recipe!
Thanks for this simple dumpling recipe. My family loves them. I've made your recipe several times, and it is "family approved".