Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 7 servings
â€¢1/4 cup butter
â€¢3 slices dry bread, cut into small cubes
â€¢4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
â€¢1 cup all-purpose flour
â€¢1 teaspoon baking powder
â€¢1 teaspoon salt
â€¢2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
â€¢2 eggs, lightly beaten
â€¢2 teaspoons butter
â€¢2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
â€¢For croutons, melt butter in small skillet; brown bread cubes. Set aside.
â€¢ In a saucepan, boil potatoes in water to cover until tender. Cool; rice potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Stir in eggs; beat until mixture holds it shape.
â€¢ With lightly floured hands, shape about 2 tablespoons dough into a ball, placing a few croutons in center of each ball. Repeat with remaining dough and croutons. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
â€¢ Drop dumplings into boiling salted water (2 teaspoons salt to 1 quart water). Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in a small skillet; cook and stir the bread crumbs until lightly browned. Sprinkle over dumplings. Yield: 15 dumplings.