Bread Dumplings [Semmelknoedel]
Austrian dumplings made of bread, a perfect accompaniment for stews and goulashes.
Servings Prep Time
4-6people 40minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6people 40minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the cubes of baguette/rolls in a big bowl.
  2. Warm up the milk till it almost boils, pour 2/3 of it into the bowl, stir and leave for 15 minutes so the baguette soaks in the milk. If after that time the cubes look like they are still very dry, pour the rest of the milk and stir again.
  3. Melt the butter in a small frying pan on a medium heat, add the onion, stir, and fry for 3-5 minutes till golden but don’t let the onion burn.
  4. Add to the bowl with soaked cubes the fried onion, parsley, eggs, salt, and pepper and mix very well with your hand until very well combined. If the cubes were originally very dry, they would not fall apart completely, and that is fine, it is important though that the mixture is well combined.
  5. In a big pot boil plenty of salted water (there should be approx. 8-10 cm of water).
  6. With slightly wet hands form a small testing dumpling (if it is too difficult to form it, the mixture may not be hard enough and in this case you will have to add some breadcrumbs and mix it well again) and put it into the boiling water. If the dumpling falls apart, then you will have to add some more breadcrumbs.
  7. Form approx. 18 round dumplings (about 5 cm diameter) from the tested mixture and gently put them to the boiling water (if the pan is not big enough to take all of them in one go, you may have to cook the dumplings in 2 batches.
  8. Cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes. To check if they are cooked through, cut one dumpling in half.

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