Bread Dumplings (Houskove Knedliky)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

A genuine Czechoslovakian recipe, posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour, sifted with a pinch of baking powder
  • 4 slices white bread, cut into cubes


  1. Beat eggs, salt& milk in a large mixing bowl; add flour gradually.
  2. Continue beating with a large spoon (the dough must be smooth& stiff enough to hold its shape).
  3. Stir in bread cubes last.
  4. Have a clean, wet towel ready.
  5. Shape the dough with wet hands into an oblong, roll in a towel& drop into a large kettle of salted boiling water.
  6. Boil, covered, for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the towel& slice the dumpling 1/2 inch thick (if not sliced immediately, the steam cannot escape& the dumplings will be soggy& hard).
  8. Keep hot until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

Easy recipe to follow - my first time making dumplings. Family liked them. I might add just a tad bit more milk next time. When forming dough it is dry - which is difficult to get used to.

Chef-Joe October 10, 2011

Thank you for publishing this very authentic recipe! I lost the original that my Baba had passed on to my mother and missed this simple wonderful food, now I can make my own! I add caraway seeds to mine and they turn out the same as my Baba used to make! Great with Chicken, Pork or Veal roast and sauerkraut!

ctjed February 20, 2010

Excellent recipe! I have been searching for an authentic recipe for Knedliky for my Czech family. This one gets a gold star! Its the best.

covy March 24, 2009