Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Bohemian Dumplings

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  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups instant flour

1 cup milk

2 egg yolks

Salt

2 cups diced stale white bread

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup melted room temperature goose fat

2 egg whites

Directions

  1. Sift the flour into a bowl. In another bowl mix together the milk and egg yolks with a little bit of salt. Add the milk mixture to the flour and blend to a smooth dough.
  2. Saute the bread in the butter over moderate heat until golden. Sprinkle the bread over the dough. Pour on the goose fat and let the mixture mellow 1 hour. Blend the bread into the dough. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff and fold them into the dough.
  3. Soak a tea towel in water, squeeze it dry and line a sieve with it. Add the dough and pull the cloth up around the dough and tie it off immediately above dough. Transfer the wrapped dough to a pot of simmering water with a rack and poach it for 1 hour. Transfer it to a platter, let it cool a little, and then untie it and cut the dumpling with a thread into slices.
  4. Recommended drink: Lager