"My Bavarian Oma made these large dumplings to accompany roast pork or game dishes, any meat with gravy, or with mushrooms in a creamy sauce. Serve one dumpling alongside your dish, and cover with a little gravy." — Peachy
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1 (1 pound) loaf
stale French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
onion, finely chopped
chopped fresh parsley
ground black pepper
dry bread crumbs
My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Bavaria. These are THE dumplings that we ate. Don't be fooled--I thought that the recipe looked a little weird, but it is perfect. Follow the instructions exactly, and you've got Oktoberfest in the making!
I tried this last night and the first batch came out terribly. Even though the test ball stayed together, the rest of them completely fell apart and I had to throw out the entire batch. I addded half a cup of bread crumbs to the remaining mixture and tried again using low low heat. They stayed together for the most part and people ate them but I don't think I'd make them again.
My mother used to make these and I loved them! This is the first recipe I've found (I never got hers) that tasted right! I followed the instructions exactly, (except I did make eight medium-sized dumplings instead of four huge ones)and they turned out perfectly! I didn't have to add the extra bread crumbs. Delicious comfort food! Thanks!
Made almost according recipe. I used 8oz regular white bread, and 8oz seasoned stuffing croutons. They were delicious.
Absolutely wonderful! These are so authentic yet easy to make. I froze some and they thawed great!
Will make these all winter for some awesome comfort food.
Oct 26, 2008: These are great. I sauteed the onions with 3 strips of bacon, diced. Delicious.
Update: Nov 13, 2008.
I recently made this recipe again as a side dish for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party. We had about 70 guests, 90% of whom were German immigrants. We served these dumplings as a side dish with traditional German rouladen. We got rave reviews, and many requests for the recipe. Thank you!
As I mentioned previously, I did add fried bacon to the recipe. I had to multiply the recipe by 8 and made them in 2 batches. I flash froze them on a cookie sheet and then put them in freezer bags until the party. They defrosted wonderfully, and only needed a quick reheating before serving.
I still have about 2 dozen left in the freezer, and can't wait to serve them again.
This is the recipe poster. Just wanted to say thanks for the positive reviews! This is my first recipe on allrecipes and I'm so happy to know people tried it!!
Having an Octoberfest Party...tried before party and is was delish!!!It didn't sound like it was going to be good..but children and husband loved it. Try it...it's a keeper
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Semmelknoedel (Bread Dumplings)
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 110
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