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Anna's German Dumplings Recipe

Anna's German Dumplings

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"These homemade family recipe dumplings are wonderful in any type of soup, chicken or otherwise. Grandma made the best. She never measured anything until one day a long time ago, I measured everything as she did it."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Place the milk and salt in a saucepan, and set over medium heat. In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour and water. When the milk begins to bubble, stir in the flour mixture, and cook stirring constantly until thickened, 2 or 3 minutes. Let cool until set. You can put the mixture in the refrigerator to speed the process.
  2. Fold the eggs into the chilled dough. Add 1 cup of flour and mix thoroughly (dough will be lumpy). Drop into simmering soups by the teaspoonful. Simmer covered for 10 minutes, remove lid, and simmer 10 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2005

what is the last cup of flour on the recipe used for?

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2003

These were not good at all. My family wouldn't even eat them and I thought my husband would eat anything! Maybe to many eggs?


29 Ratings

Feb 05, 2006

These were great! I made chicken dumpling soup and it was so tasty. For the soup I used water, chicken bullion, chicken soup base, carrots, green beans, corn, chicken breast and sage, sweet basil leaf and pepper to flavor. I boiled about 5 min. longer with the lid on- make sure you do not peek at your dumplings while they are cooking with the lid on- they will turn out better. I will make these again.

May 18, 2008

I am German, actually born in Germany, and I never heard of dumplings made this way. They weren't very good either.

Jan 22, 2006

These are wonderful dumplings. I followed the recipe exactly making no changes. I make these for my husband who loves dumplings. They are good with soups and stews.

Nov 06, 2009

I am giving this a four stars for texture,which was very good and light, however I am questioning why the flour measure for the cup is listed twice? I did not need the second measure of flour.

Nov 11, 2008

These are great!! My grandmother is from Germany and these are exactly the same as hers! I just couldn't remember the recipe...or find it for that matter. She pretty much kept her recipe box in her head and now she's gone, so here I am searching! another poster said, this does make a good portion of dumplings. (Or maybe just a few really BIG dumplings?) Anyway, I did add 3 tbs. of dried parsley to the dough, and yep! Just like Grandma's!! THANK YOU!!

Oct 03, 2005

The ultimate recipe; thx for sharing. I added a few of my own touches (minced onion, parsley flakes and baking powder). This is not saying the recipe is not perfect just the way it it, however, because it is. I also microwave bacon and crumble some in when I want just a little change. I am grateful for you sharing this recipe of your grandmas, Jonell. (Those along with the mom's recipes are the best by far!) Everyone marveled over the Dumplings and they did not last long at all!


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.6 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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