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Czech Republic


Bread Dumplings

Knedliky are traditionally served with roasted pork at Sunday dinners all over the Czech republic. This was s completely new method for me, which I found pretty fun. The knedliky themselves, however, were not terribly successful. By themselves they weren't very flavorful (and unfortunately, I didn't have any sauce to accompany my roasted pork), though they improved with butter. They were also too dense. On their defense, they keep pretty well if refrigerated, and they microwave nicely.



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk (approx.)
  • 4 cups dry white bread cubes


Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well at the center and stir in the eggs and 1 cup of milk. Mix together, adding milk as needed until you have a very moist dough. Beat the dough with a wooden spoon for at least 200 strokes, rolling it over and over. Add the bread cubes and mix well.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Spread two long layers of cheese cloth on a working surface, one over the other. Pour dough on the middle, and roll with the cheesecloth into a loaf. Tie ends together so the dough cannot escape. Put loaf into the boiling water and cook for 25 minutes. Turn and then cook for an additional 20 minutes. Carefully remove from the water, unwrap, cover with a cotton towel and let stand for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Adapted from a recipe at the website.

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