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Dampfnudela Steamed German Dumplings

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“My grandmother use to make these when I was a kid and we would eat them as bread right out of the frying pan. These have a crisp salty tasting bottom and soft top. So many memories this recipe brings back!!Serve with canned pears.. This is good with very crisp cooked bacon with the sauerkraut and of course sauted onions.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk a bit and dissolve yeast.
  2. Make a well in the flour and pour the yeast into the well.
  3. Let rest 1/2 hour.
  4. Add remaining milk salt and eggs.
  5. Beat vigorously til bubbles form.
  6. Knead well.
  7. Cover and put dough in a warm place Let rise for 1 hour.
  8. Cut off 1/2 fist size pieces on floured surface let rise 15 more minutes.
  9. In a deep skillet or dutch oven melt butter and add warm salted water to a depth of 3/4 inch.
  10. Add dumplings arranged in one layer touching each other.
  11. Put lid on pot, seal edges where lid rests with damp cloths to insure no steam escapage.
  12. Cook on med low heat about 20 minutes Dumplings should have a highly desirable brown crust on bottom. May be served with sauerkraut or canned fruit.

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