This warming soup brings the summery flavor of basil to mid-autumn meals. Russian “kletsky” (pronounced as “klet-skee”) is a word used to name the dish known also in Ukrainian and Belarusian cuisines as “galushky”, in Italian cuisine as gnocchi, in Czech - as “knedliky” and so on. All of these dishes are flour made balls (sometimes also flattened into pillow shape) that can be generally referred as dumplings. Usually cooked in broth or milk they are popular in Eastern Europe. In Belarus and Poland they are often served with lean meatless soup or sometimes fried with onion and bacon. The main secret of dumplings is tasty broth and properly cooked dough. Soups can include combination of meatballs and flour or potato dumplings. Note: Good dumplings must be soft and fluffy. In order to achieve desired consistency, eggs and butter are added to the dough. Finely chopped herbs, spices, grated potatoes and sometimes even cereals are also added for special aroma, consistency and taste.