D is for Dumplings

Day 4 of the Spanking Blog Challenge


No, I’m not going to admit that I’m shaped like a dumpling. I’m doing a recipe for D. I thought about the obvious; domestic discipline, Doms, D/s, even DD lite. But I’m sure there’ll be a lot of other blogs participating in this blog challenge that will choose one or more of those.

Next to writing spankin’ good stories (that’s my tag line on this blog in case you haven’t noticed), my favorite subject is food. I needed a food that started with a D and dumplings was the first thing to come to mind.

There are all kinds of dumplings to choose from and I wanted something a little uncommon. So I thought of the tiny little spaetzle dumplings that are delicious with Hungarian Goulash (the Hungarians spell it Guylas and it’s pronounced gooyash). I know this because of my Hungarian ethnicity.

Back to dumplings. I also enjoy a good bread dumpling with sauerkraut and they’re easy to make. My absolute favorite dumpling is an Austrian dumpling my mother makes for Christmas. That one consists of a little meat ball made of ground ham mixed with onions, garlic, and parsley. The little meatball is then wrapped in a potato dough and boiled to perfection. It too is served with sauerkraut. The problem with it is that it’s a bear to make. Time consuming and very easy to overcook and make the potato dough a mushy unappealing blob.

Easy bread dumplings are my pick for today. Those of you looking for low-carb recipes – this is not what you want.



2 or 3 day old French rolls (my mother used whatever old bread she had) torn into large pieces

½ cup room temperature milk, 1 large egg, Fresh chopped parsley, Salt and pepper to taste.


Put the pieces of bread into a bowl and add the milk. Allow to soak for 10 to 15 minutes. In another bowl beat the egg with parsley and season with the salt and pepper. Then add this mixture to the bread and milk bowl and work it all together with your hands. Once it’s all mixed, wet your hands and make four dumplings.

Boil a pot of salted water and put the dumplings in the water to simmer for about 15 minutes. Do NOT boil the water, just simmer. When they’re done, take them out of the water and let them drain in a colander. Serve with sauerkraut, goulash, or any stew. Delish!


4 thoughts on “D is for Dumplings

  1. Never thought of using existing bread/rolls for dumplings. I’ve always (well, twice) made them from flour–although I have heard of biscuits being used as dumplings.

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