These traditional Jewish dumplings are a tasty addition to clear broths and soups.

Vegetarian. Hands-on time: 5 mins. Total time: 25 mins (plus refrigerator time).

Contributed by Moira Adams (April 2003).

These small dumplings are a traditional part of Jewish cuisine. They are usually served with chicken soup, but you can use them with just about any type of clear broth. Although they are usually made with chicken fat, this light vegetarian version works just as well without.



Beat the eggs thoroughly until they are frothy. Beat in the water and oil.

Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. The mixture should have the consistency of a very stiff batter.

Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Boil up a large pan of water. Form the kneidlach into small balls. Drop these into the water, and boil gently for about 20 minutes.

Note on quantities and temperatures:
Quantities are given in American (cups), imperial (oz, fl oz) and metric (g, ml) units. Do not mix the units - use one or other system throughout the recipe.
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Oven temperatures are given in degrees F (Fahrenheit) and C (Celsius).
For fan-assisted ovens, reduce the temperature by 20F or 10C.