These dumplings are near to my heart as I used to purchase them from the deli that I used to work at. (They were not cheap for a bread product, but I used to splurge because it was so worth it!) We had a man make them and bring them in every Saturday morning for sale. They sold out quickly and if they didn't we would freeze them. This worked very well too. These are an eastern european dumpling (Czech, Slovak etc..) and are eaten with stews or roasts with a lot of gravy. This is the best starch in my opinion for soaking up any delicious gravy. It can't be beat and I always thought they were terribly hard to make. I came across this recipe in the Traveling with Thermomix cookbook and they are in the Czeck Republic section. page 132. I was shocked as to how easy they were. The only problem is that they turned out a little bigger as I used more yeast than I was supposed to. (I froze the fresh yeast in one big block instead of cutting it in to smaller sizes. I then used double the amount because I was worried it was old.) Luckily I have 2 Thermomix machines and I put one dumpling in each not to crowd them. They only steam for 25 minutes so you could steam them one at a time. They turned out very well!
20g fresh yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
200g bread rolls cut into small cubes
3 sprigs parsley, chopped
500g water (for steaming)
1.Place milk and fresh yeast into mixing bowl, warm.
1 minute/37C/speed 1
2. Add flour, eggs,and salt.
KNEAD 1 min/closed bowl/Bread kneading
Add bread rolls and parsley
Mix 20 seconds?REVERSE/speed 3 with aid of spatula
Place dough into bowl and let rise 20 minutes.
3. Separate into 2 loaves. (rolled)
Place into oiled Varoma
4. Place water into bowl and steam.
25 min/Varoma/Speed 1
Cut into slices and serve with stews or with gravy rich meals. Yum!!!!!!