Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a recipe from my Czech grandmother. The dumplings are a mess while they are boiling, but they plate nicely. Serve with drawn butter. We always had these served with boiled ham and sauerkraut. The recipe yields one dumpling -- which is around two servings. Also, these are good the second day fried up in a skillet with a little butter.


  1. Beat egg and milk together until smooth. Beat in flour and salt. Mixture will be thick: add a little more milk if needed.
  2. Beat about three minutes.
  3. Fold in bread cubes. Form into a rough cylinder.
  4. Allow mixture to sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  5. Carefully drop dumpling into boiling water.
  6. Boil covered for 15 minutes.
  7. Uncover, and boil an additional 10 minutes.