Flour Dumplings With Smoked Bacon & Butter - Kniddelen

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In


Original recipe yields 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (215.3 g)
  • Calories 505.2
  • Total Fat - 21.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 473.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1411 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 25.5 g
  • Calcium - 104.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

First, get the water boiling. Add plenty of salt.

Step 2

Sieve the flour into a deep bowl. Make a well in the flour, and add the eggs and tablespoon of salt, nutmeg (if using).

Step 3

Start beating in the eggs and salt, and meanwhile slowly add enough milk to make a thick batter. It should stick to the spoon when you pull the spoon out.

Step 4

Start dropping the dough into the boiling water by teaspoonfuls. They will sink: when they rise, they're done. Use a slotted spoon to remove them to a bowl into which you've scooped out some of the salted boiling water,

Step 5

While the kniddelen are cooking, cook the smoked bacon. Drain and chop up well. Melt the butter.

Step 6

When all the kniddelen are made, take them out of the warm water, drain them briefly, and mix the bacon with them: pour melted butter over the top and freshly grated black pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with parsley or chives. Serve.

Step 7

(If preferred, you might consider putting the buttered-and-bacon-garnished kniddelen into a shallow flameproof / ovenproof casserole and running them briefly under the broiler before serving. Do this before sprinkling with the parsley or chives.)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


These were lovely! I adore dumplings and will make this again I made these for the second time and served them with ham and apple butter


review by:
(3 Sep 2019)


My aunt made a recipe like this only adding potato puree to the mix. Do make sure the batter is thick enough to scoop onto a spoon and drop in the boiling water. Keep the water at a low boil the whole time and dont crowd the pot. I added the noodles to the butter and tossed gently then sprinkled the bacon over the top. Delicious dumplings! Made and reviewed for Susie's World Tour 2019 - Benelux.


review by:
(20 Aug 2019)


Really easy to make and sooo tasty! However, you have to serve them right away, or they get hard very fast! Otherwise, they're velvety soft and delicious. How could you go wrong with butter and bacon? Thanks for posting - made for SWT 2019 The Traveling Tastebuds.


review by:
(16 Aug 2019)