Austrian Germknödel (Yeast dumplings with plum jam filling)

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Vanessa

Vanessa

“Yeast dumplings are one of the best Austrian dishes! Maybe you’ve eaten them at a restaurant or at a Christmas market with lots of vanilla sauce and poppy seeds, but they are easy to cook at home! If you don’t like plum jam, you can also use apple sauce instead.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
75
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
8 tbsp plum jam
130 ml whole milk
42 g fresh yeast
2 tbsp sugar
400 g flour
¼ tsp salt
90 g unsalted butter (soft)
eggs
1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
3 tbsp poppy seeds
500 ml vanilla sauce
flour (for dusting)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • saucepan
  • whisk
  • bowl (large)
  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • kitchen towel
  • pot (large, with lid)
  • steamer basket
  • pot (small)
  • bowl (small)

Nutrition per serving

Cal
408
Protein
12g
Fat
15g
Carb
54g

Step 1/6

Heat milk in a pot over medium-low heat. Add fresh yeast and some of the sugar, then heat for approx. 3 min. while whisking, or until the yeast is completely dissolved.
  • 130 ml whole milk
  • 42 fresh yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • saucepan
  • whisk

Heat milk in a pot over medium-low heat. Add fresh yeast and some of the sugar, then heat for approx. 3 min. while whisking, or until the yeast is completely dissolved.

Step 2/6

Add flour, remaining sugar, salt, some of the softened butter, and eggs to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer with dough hooks until combined. Add yeast-milk mixture little by little until a smooth dough forms.
  • 400 flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50 unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • bowl (large)
  • hand mixer with dough hook

Add flour, remaining sugar, salt, some of the softened butter, and eggs to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer with dough hooks until combined. Add yeast-milk mixture little by little until a smooth dough forms.

Step 3/6

Flour your work surface and form the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough back to the bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for approx. 1 hr. , or until the dough has doubled in volume.
  • flour (for dusting)
  • kitchen towel

Flour your work surface and form the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough back to the bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for approx. 1 hr. , or until the dough has doubled in volume.

Step 4/6

Flour your work surface and divide the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Form each dough piece into a disc, add a tablespoon of plum jam into the center of the disc and fold dough gently over the filling, pinching the seam. Form into round dumplings and let rest again for approx. 15 min.
  • 8 tbsp plum jam
  • flour (for dusting)

Flour your work surface and divide the dough into 8 equal-sized pieces. Form each dough piece into a disc, add a tablespoon of plum jam into the center of the disc and fold dough gently over the filling, pinching the seam. Form into round dumplings and let rest again for approx. 15 min.

Step 5/6

In a pot, bring water to a boil. Transfer the yeast dumplings to a sieve inside the pot, but make sure that sieve and water only touch slightly. Cover and let the dumplings steam over medium heat for approx. 12 – 15 min.
  • pot (large, with lid)
  • steamer basket

In a pot, bring water to a boil. Transfer the yeast dumplings to a sieve inside the pot, but make sure that sieve and water only touch slightly. Cover and let the dumplings steam over medium heat for approx. 12 – 15 min.

Step 6/6

Melt remaining butter in a small pot and set aside. Combine confectioner’s sugar and poppy seeds in a small bowl. Serve dumplings with vanilla sauce and some melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seed and sugar mixture. Enjoy!
  • 40 unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 500 ml vanilla sauce
  • pot (small)
  • bowl (small)

Melt remaining butter in a small pot and set aside. Combine confectioner’s sugar and poppy seeds in a small bowl. Serve dumplings with vanilla sauce and some melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seed and sugar mixture. Enjoy!