Knedla (steamed dumpling for goulash)

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Steamed dumpling [slovakcooking.com]


  • 500g AP flour
  • 0.25L milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1tsp sugar
  • "a few" tsp salt
  • old French bread [optional]


  • Heat small amount of milk for 10 seconds in microwave to lukewarm. Add 1tsp sugar and yeast. Whisk and let sit 10 minutes to activate yeast.
  • Combine flour, egg, few dashes of salt, yeast mixture, and rest of milk (room temp). Stir together, knead for 10 minmutes. Dough should be smooth and non-sticky. Add flour to decrease stickiness.
  • [Optional] Break a piece or two of old break into small cubes and mix into dough.
  • Cover with cloth and let sit for 2 hours to rise.
  • Dust wooden board with flour and form into two loaves. (Loaves will double in size while cooking.)
  • Cover with cloth and let sit for another 20 minutes.
  • Steam the loaves for 18 minutes. (Ideally in a strainer basket pasta pot if you have one; floating in boiling water if you don't.)
  • Poke with fork to let out steam; slice with cooking twine.

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