I added more vegetables to the soup (sweet potatoes, yellow and green zucchini, Lima beans, corn, carrots and fennel to make it into a hearty vegetable soup. I made the dumplings twice - the first one I made according to the recipe - I felt the crumbs were a bit to dry and wouldn't hold together in a ball, so I added the yolk. After these cooked through, they were almost like matzo balls, but more dense and they did fall apart a bit. I made a second batch - using matzo meal instead of the bread crumbs and I liked them much better. I also needed to add the yolk to the matzo meal-spinach mixture, but the dumplings stayed together and did not fall apart. If I make this again - I would season the dumplings to add more flavor - they were pretty bland and didn't absorb much flavor from the soup.
Date Posted: Jul. 21, 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate