Mana mana

October 3, 2009 § 3 Comments

Oh man, when’s the last time I had a post just about knitting? Seriously, this knitting blog has been deteriorating into a food-slash-travel blog.



Cause look what I just made! Bread dumplings! From scratch! In less than half an hour! For pretty much no money at all.

Bread dumplings, or Semmelknödel as they’re called in German, are among my favorite dishes, even though technically they’re just a side dish. But fried up after cooking? Oh man, that’s what I call an awesome, quick, easy and ridiculously cheap dinner.


Semmelknödel (thrown together and adapted from several places around the internet)
(makes 4, i.e. one serving if eaten on their own, or a side dish for two)

120g breadcrumbs
1/8 l milk or water
1 egg
1 small onion
3 strips of bacon
salt, pepper, nutmeg, parsley to taste

Chop onion very finely, cut bacon into small pieces. Heat some butter in a small pan and fry onions and bacon until the onions look glassy. While that’s cooking, add spices to the dry breadcrumbs, mix, and add liquid and egg. Mix thoroughly with hands until you have a smooth lump of dough.

In a medium pot, bring salt water to a boil. Divide dough into four parts, and with wet hands, form balls. Cook in the salt water for approximately 15-20 minutes, just below a rolling boil.

When done, either serve, or cut through the middle and fry until golden.

Some people like to eat them with ketchup, I like ’em pure.


On another numminess front, look at what I’m making another Quant out of!


It’s the little button on the top squares.



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§ 3 Responses to Mana mana

  • Oh. My. Heavens.

    Those look soooo good! I have *got* to make them.

    And the Quant is so lovely it’s tangible :).

  • Cary says:

    I’ve always thought I would like to try Bread Dumplings, but somehow thought it would be difficult ;) After reading your post, I think they will be on the stove this afternoon!

    Love your Quant, too!

  • wollphilie says:


    bread dumplings are pretty much a staple in this household; they go into soup if I make it from scratch, too. and I’m a lazy cook, so, yeah :D

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