Bread Dumplings (Houskove Knedliky)

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

A genuine Czechoslovakian recipe, posted by request.

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  • 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.