Bread Dumplings (Houskove Knedliky)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mary Scheffert

A genuine Czechoslovakian recipe, posted by request.

Top Review by hana.vcela

Thank you! I'm Czech living in US, and was searching for simple knedliky recipe that uses baking powder instead of yeast. I used wondra flour about 2 cups, ended up with stiff dough but knedliky came out ok. I just need to figure out how to steam them instead.

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.

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