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How to Make Dumplings or Kneidlach for Soup and Stew

This is a traditional Dumpling recipe, very easy to make,

suitable for beginners

Dumplings, also known as kneidlach, add another dimension to soup, and are a delicious alternative to croutons.

 Dumplings 2

Dumplings Cooking in Soup

Cooking Time:

Preparation – 5 -10 Minutes,      Standing – 20-30 Minutes,  Cooking – 20-25 Minutes


  • 1 Cup of Matzo Meal
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil or Chicken Fat
  • ¼ Cup of Water
  • Pepper and Salt
  • Optional flavourings: Cinnamon, Chopped Fried Onion


  •  Beat the eggs well until they have fluffed up
  • Add all the other ingredients and stir them all in to make a stiff batter – stir them well to aerate them, as this is what causes them to fluff up
  • Let the mixture stand, preferably refrigerated, for 20-30 minutes – this makes it easier to shape the dumplings.
  • Then roll them into balls about the size of a golf ball.  Wetting your hands before you start will prevent them sticking
  • Add them to the Soup or Stew and cook for 20-25 minutes with a lid on the pot. As they will absorb some of the liquid, you may need to add a cup of water to the pot.
Dumplings in Soup - Kneidlach

Dumplings in Soup – Kneidlach