Germknödel have their origin in the bohemian kitchen. They came from Bohemia to Bavaria and Austria, where they then were perfected.
Traditionally, they are filled with a kind of plum jam, but they are also popular with apricot and nougat fillings.
Sweet Yeast Dumplings
Germknödel are filled yeast-dumpling. It has been a beloved sweet dish for centuries, which can be served as a dessert, snack or even main dish.
It is especially popular at the Oktoberfest events and in German and Austrian ski lodges.
How are the Dumplings called in German?
The sweet dessert dumplings are called “Germknödel”.
How to pronounce “Germknödel”?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say “Germknödel” in German.
How to make German Sweet Yeast Dumpling Video Tutorial
Authentic German Sweet Dumplings Germknödel Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
How to Serve Sweet Yeast Dumplings?
Sprinkle with poppy seed-sugar mix and homemade vanilla sauce.
Try some homemade plum compote with Germknödel, it is delicious!