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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Czech Dumplings - Yeast Method

I made some dumplings today entirely from scratch. No cubed bread or any other "filler" was used this time (like I made a few months ago). These dumplings tend to be a much lighter than the recipes using bread cubes, potatoes, etc. These raised dumplings much resemble the Chateau brand you can purchase at the store. I highly recommend this recipe since it is easy and requires only a few ingredients. The recipe produces three loaves so it might be a good idea to freeze a few loaves for later use. Just make sure to cut with string or floss to avoid mushing dumplings.

Bohemian Raised Dumplings

4 Cups All Purpose Flour (Sifted)
1 Pkg Active Dry Yeast (5/16 oz)
2 Eggs (beaten)
1 Cup Milk (Warmed)
½ Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Sugar
Pinch of salt for Water boil


1. Mix Dry Yeast and ¼ cup of warmed milk, and ¼ teaspoon of sugar in small bowl.
2. Combine Sifted flour and salt in separate bowl.
3. Once yeast has dissolved and become bubbly, mix with flour mixture in large bowl.
4. Stir the mixture adding remainder of milk and beaten eggs.
5. Knead dough thoroughly into ball.
6. Place dough ball into bowl, cover with towel, and set in a warm place for an hour.
7. Dough should double in size at this time.
8. Separate dough into three separate pieces, knead again and form loaves.
9. Set loaves aside on plate and let raise for ½ hour (covered with towel)
10. Place loaves into stockpot or kettle of boiling salted water.
11. Cover and boil for 15 minutes. Make sure to slightly crack lid open to prevent boil over.
12. Half way through boiling (7 or 8 minutes), flip loaves over in boiling liquid so both sides are adequately cooked.
13. Remove from hot water and cool on cutting board.
14. Cut dumplings with string or dental floss while still warm.
15. Serve with meat, or freeze for later use.

5 comments:

Robert said...

I made these last night and they came out perfectly!!! This one will be added to my recipe box.

Thanks very much!

vanessa said...

my uncle richard sold his dumpling company, mihel's dumplings, to chateau.

i am enjoying reading your recipes very much!

esp. the listy, which was my favorite as a child, only my grandmother made them into a bowtie shape.
thanks!

4czech said...

Vanessa,

I do recall seeing the bowtie shapes as well. Glad you enjoy the recipes.

Anonymous said...

We made these yesterday and used our bread machine for the mixing and first raising. They are the best we have every made. This recipe will be kept with all our family recipes. Kathy

Sarah said...

I made this last night in an effort to recreate our food experience from our trip to Czech Republic. It was delicious! My boyfriend kept telling me that they were just as good as the ones we had when we were there. And they were fun to make! Thanks for sharing!!