Day-Old Bread Gets New Life in German Bread Dumplings

Day-Old Bread Gets New Life in German Bread Dumplings

Bread dumplings are Bavarian comfort food made of day-old bread that are easy to fix and require no planning ahead.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut or tear the rolls into small bits.
  2. Step 2

    Pour 1/3 cup milk over the bread, and let it sit for 5 minutes. The bread should be softened but not dripping wet; test to see if it needs more milk to achieve this consistency.
  3. Step 3

    Melt the butter in a skillet, and sauté the onion, parsley, and marjoram.
  4. Step 4

    Stir the egg and nutmeg into the bread then add the sauteed onions and seasonings. Mix well.
  5. Step 5

    Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes then mix again briefly, taste, and add more spices if necessary. The dough should be firm, with pieces of the bread crust still visible.
  6. Step 6

    With wet hands, form 4 round dumplings, and cook 15 to 20 minutes in simmering water. Do not let the water boil.