Dampfnudela Steamed German Dumplings

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My grandmother use to make these when I was a kid and we would eat them as bread right out of the frying pan. These have a crisp salty tasting bottom and soft top. So many memories this recipe brings back!!Serve with canned pears.. This is good with very crisp cooked bacon with the sauerkraut and of course sauted onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk a bit and dissolve yeast.
  2. Make a well in the flour and pour the yeast into the well.
  3. Let rest 1/2 hour.
  4. Add remaining milk salt and eggs.
  5. Beat vigorously til bubbles form.
  6. Knead well.
  7. Cover and put dough in a warm place Let rise for 1 hour.
  8. Cut off 1/2 fist size pieces on floured surface let rise 15 more minutes.
  9. In a deep skillet or dutch oven melt butter and add warm salted water to a depth of 3/4 inch.
  10. Add dumplings arranged in one layer touching each other.
  11. Put lid on pot, seal edges where lid rests with damp cloths to insure no steam escapage.
  12. Cook on med low heat about 20 minutes Dumplings should have a highly desirable brown crust on bottom. May be served with sauerkraut or canned fruit.


Most Helpful

if there's any spices or herbs that you think would go well with whatever you're serving the dumplings with, put them into the pot with the dumplings. because of the salt water, they absorb the flavor like sponges. just throwing it out there, great dumplings!

muffin.king December 29, 2007

Dampfnudeln ...YUMM!!!!! I had them with melted butter on top and a sprikle of cinnamon/sugar :0) Ri

~Ri November 26, 2007

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