One of my kids (and my) favorite German side dish are dumplings made out of rolls. We had them yesterday and I thought I would share the recipe with you. If you like bread and doughy food, you will like this.

Ingredients: (first measurements makes about 5 dumplings, second listing makes around 16)

  • 150 grams of flour (2/3 cup according to conversion chart)  –  400 grams of flour (1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 eggs                                                                                              –  4 eggs
  • backing powder, tip of a knife full                                               – 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 rolls cut up in 1/2″ cubes                                                          – 7 rolls cut up in 1/2″ cubes
  • milk
  • club soda
  • Salt, nutmeg, parsley, chives and Maggi (German seasoning, if you have it) to season
  • unseasoned bread crumbs to thicken dough

Instructions:

Mix flour eggs and seasoning. Add a bit of club soda. It helps for the dumplings not to be too dense. Add milk until the dough is thick liquid. I use a hand whisk.

-Add bread cubes and mix with your dough.

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Each bread cube should be covered in dough. If dough is very sticky, add breadcrumbs.

– Wet your hands with cold water. Form dumplings. Make sure you press dough together well or it will come apart when boiling it in salt water.

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– Bring water to boil. Add about 1 tbs of salt. Add your dumplings into boiling water.

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Bring water to boil again. Then let simmer with lid on for 20 minutes. Take dumplings out after and serve….or if you like them a bit dryer, put them in the warm oven for about 5 minutes to dry.

– Serve with a dish that has lots of gravy!

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Almost forgot to take that picture….so some of the food has already been eaten. LOL

I made roast with the dumplings yesterday. I also like to make them when I make Chicken with creamy Paprika Sauce.

Have a wonderful day! I need to get breakfast now. This post made me hungry.

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This shows the inside of one of my favorite cakes, Donauwelle.

I absolutely LOVE this cake.

Tart Cherries mixed in black and white cake, topped with buttercream and a thin layer of chocolate. What’s not to love?

Well…if you ask my kids (who unfortunately don’t eat this cake), it’s the cherries that they don’t love! LOL

So when I make this cake, I know right away I will gain some weight. But hey! I am good enough, I am smart enough and people like me (SNL, was it Stuart Farley? The guy always looking in the mirror)

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If you are interested in the recipe, just click on more.

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