Deliciously Soft Bread Dumplings: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our easy guide for making deliciously soft Bread Dumplings at home. These fluffy, filling dumplings are perfect for soaking up sauces and broths, making them an excellent side dish or the star of a hearty soup.

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Deliciously Soft Bread Dumplings

Our Deliciously Soft Bread Dumplings are the epitome of comfort food. This easy recipe guides you through making them at home for any occasion.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine European
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal


  • 1 loaf French loaf bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs optional


  • Place the bread cubes into a large bowl.
  • Heat the milk until it starts to bubble at the edges, then pour it over the bread cubes.
  • Stir briefly to coat the bread.
  • Let it soak for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, cook, and stir until tender.
  • Stir in the parsley, and remove from the heat.
  • Mix into the bowl with the bread along with the eggs,salt, and pepper.
  • Use your hands squeezing the dough through your fingers until it is smooth and sticky.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. The water should be at least 3 or 4 inches deep.
  • When the water is boiling, make a test dumpling about the size of a small orange or tangerine, by patting and cupping between wet hands.
  • Gently drop into boiling water. If it falls apart, the dough is too wet. In this case, stir some bread crumbs into the rest of the dumping batter.
  • Form the remaining dough into large dumplings, and carefully drop into the boiling water.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes, then remove to a serving plate with a large slotted spoon.
  • They should come out soft, spongy, and delicious!


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 462mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 1mg
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