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Karlovarský knedlík – Carlsbad dumpling

Karlovarský knedlík or Carlsbad dumpling takes its name after the beautiful town of Karlovy Vary. It’s a fancier alternative of the bread dumpling, however, it is still very easy to make. And don’t forget to also check out the recipe for the potato dumpling!

The process of making the Carlsbad dumpling (karlovarský knedlík) is a little more complicated but the result is worth it. This dumplig often accompanies dishes like svíčková or roasted goose with cabbage.

Supplies (for 2 loafs):

  • 400 g of white bread
  • 150 g of flour – the best is hrubá mouka – type of flour with large grains
  • 3 eggs
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 250 ml of milk
  • 15 g of parsley
  • a pinch of salt
  • cling film

How to make Carlsbad dumpling (karlovarský knedlík)

carlsbad dumpling

Dice the bread, place it in a bowl and dampen it with milk. Set aside.

carlsbad dumpling

Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Put the yolks in another bowl, mix in the milk, nutmeg, salt, flour, parsley and make soft batter.

carlsbad dumpling

Add the mixture with egg yolks to the bowl with bread and mix it well.

Beat the egg whites until they are solid and add them to the dough. Mix in it carefully.

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Divide the dough into two equal parts and place each part on a piece of cling film. Form a loaf aproximatelly in the center of the film.

Put another piece of film over the loaf and press a little together.

Wrap and secure the ends with a knot or use elastic hair bands.

Pinch the foil with a fork in a few spots and place the loafs in boiling water. Boil for 30 minutes in a pot with lid. Take it out, remove the foil and slice before serving.

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