Yield:

8 dumplings

Prep:

15 min.

Wait:

60 min.

Bake:

20 min.

Germknödel

Yeast Dumplings

Germknödel are sweet German steamed rolls. You can find them on fairgrounds and in the ski resorts in Bavaria and Austria.

Recipe

Sweet Yeast Dumplings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Bavarian, German
Servings: 8 dumplings
Author: Angela Schofield

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup plum preserve or your favorite jam

Instructions

  • Fill flour in a large bowl.
  • Form a little dent in the middle of the flour and place yeast and sugar into it.
  • Pour 1/2 cup warm milk over the sugar/yeast mix and stir gently together.
  • Cover with clean kitchen towel and allow to rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Melt butter in the remaining warm milk and pour into the bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients for the dough and mix well.
  • Knead for about 5 minutes.
  • Cover again with the kitchen towel and let rise for about 1 hour.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and shape each to a little ball.
  • Flatten the ball in your hand and fill with 1 tablespoon of preserve.
  • Close tightly by tucking the seams underneath so you will have a smooth globe on top.
  • Fill a large pan with about 1/2 inch of water and bring to a boil.
  • Set dumplings into the pan and cook on medium low heat for about 20–25 minutes.
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Serving Tip:

Grind 1/4 cup of poppy seeds with a 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a blender and sprinkle the mixture over the yeast dumplings and serve with vanilla sauce.