Hi Elaine, ... Are dumplings really a native Czech food? If so, I would like to know more about Czech dumplings, in particular, the ones that start out kindaMessage 1 of 131 , Dec 2 5:38 PMView Source
TexasCzechs - Traditional Czech Yeast-raised Dumplings - Knedlíky
TRADIČNÍ ČESKÉ KYNUTÉ KNEDLÍKY
Traditional Czech Raised Dumplings
By Louise Slansky Keyes, a Texas Czech
3 Tbsp Red Star® dry Yeast
6–7 Cups Flour, all-purpose
1 C lukewarm water, approximately (a total of about 2–1/4 cups)
3-4 tsp Salt
Let dough rise only slightly - about 5 minutes. Cut dough into portions. Knead each portion well or ‘til smooth, and shape into long, but small loaves that will fit in your pot, about 6-inches long by 2-inches in diameter works well. Leave to rise on floured drainboard about 10 minutes, or ‘til they increase in size by 1/4 to 1/3.
Drop into salted boiling water (an oblong, heavy roaster like Magnalite® works best) and cover immediately. Do not lift lid, and boil 15 minutes, after which you lift them out to drain on a wire rack, sponging with paper towels to pick up some excess water.
Cut with thread (or unwaxed dental floss) crisscrossed in your hands. Slip thread under the dumpling, bringing the ends up and crossing them, thus cutting the slice. An electric knife works fine. Just be sure to cool bread some first before slicing. Repeat with 2 more loaves (2 usually fit) and if water level gets too low, add more, heating it well before dropping in loaves.
Mrs. Keyes' immigrant family came from Moravia, a part of the Austrian Empire that now makes up Czech Republic, and settled in Fayette County, Texas. Rick Garza
©Copyright 2002 Richard A. Garza. All Rights Reserved.
Looks good. Yum......I see donuts and breads, but Patsy, where s the Kolaches? Nan Thought some of you would like to see some of my food photos from my trip.Message 131 of 131 , Sep 28, 2007View SourceLooks good. Yum......I see donuts and breads, but Patsy, where's the Kolaches?NanThought some of you would like to see some of my food photos from my trip. I know Rick is anxiously waiting for the photos. The first 10 minutes in the Czech Republic I found a bakery. I can say from experience everything was great. Enjoy, Patsy