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it looks like bread, but its actually knedliky, czech bread dumplings that are one of the country’s most popular side dishes…so to go along with our prague theme, i thought i’d share a recipe for it with you! they’re usually served with pork and sauerkraut, but they’re probably good with just about anything.  wanna make some? here’s how:


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk, or as needed
4 cups dry white bread cubes


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center, and pour in the eggs and 1 cup of milk. Stir to blend, and add enough additional milk to make a moist battery dough, not like pancake batter. Use a sturdy wooden spoon to beat the dough at least 200 strokes, rolling it over and over in the bowl until smooth and an occasional bubble appears on the surface. Add the dry white bread cubes, and stir into the dough until they disappear.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the dough onto a cheesecloth or white cotton cloth, and form into a loaf shape. Wrap the cloth around the loaf, and tie the ends.
  3. Place the loaf into the boiling water, and cook for 45 minutes, turning the loaf over about half way through. Remove from the water, unwrap, and cover with a tea towel. Let stand for 10 minutes and then slice.

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Lea -January 17, 2010, 9:40AM

I love knedliky and czech cuisine, njam!
I should try this recipe, thanks! :)

Julie -January 17, 2010, 8:46PM

Love this!! i just stumbled upon your site..and this is my absolute favorite meal that my mom makes…our roots are czech, transylvanian…always have it with the pork and sourkraut!!

inge from Bavaria -January 18, 2010, 6:33AM

You should try it with mushroom&cream sauce. Perfect!
We had it yesterday!

Craig -February 12, 2010, 6:39PM

I am going to try this recipe tonight. My grandma and aunt use to make these, but I cannot find the recipe. This looks close.


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