Skiing in the Alpes comes with eating Germknödel aka Dampfnundeln! If you’ve been there up on the mountain for lunch, this food is what gives you all the energy back that the cold weather sucked out of your body. Even if you are not skiing but maybe shoveling snow or just trying to make it to the mail box, have in mind that you will always be able to reward yourself with Dampfnudeln!
We mostly lived in the North of Germany, far from the Alpes, so except for vacations I didn’t get Dampfnudeln and I had no idea how to make them myself. That changed. Oh, at first I was so scared to make these. My friend Sybille from Stuttgart showed me how to make Dampfnudeln when we visited her and that’s when I realized that it is really simple. My family loves them and except for the fact that you cannot make them last minute right before a meal, they are a relaxed meal.
As mentioned before, Dampfnudeln are also called “Germknödel” and the word “Germ” stands for “yeast” in Austria. Now it maybe gets to you, why one cannot make them twenty minutes before lunchtime – this food needs to rest and grow like bread daough. And thats what it basicaly is. Its a sweet yeast dough and one can either bake it in the oven or make them in a pot (almost like corn muffins). I prefer to make Dampfnudeln in a pot since they tend to get a little dry in the oven.
Dampfnudeln / Germknödel
Dampfnudeln are traditionally served with a warm vanilla sauce and some poppy seeds on top.
Now learn the really simple methode to make this sweet treat of a delicous meal and don’t even think about just serving it for dessert – they really make you full … very full!
Serving Dampfnudeln / Germknödel: In a deep plate put some vanilla sauce. Place a dumpling in the middel of the plate and pour some vanilla sauce on top. Last sprinkle some poppy seeds on top.
How I prefer my Dampfnudeln:
Personally I like to put some cinnamon-sugar mix onto my Dampfnudeln / Germknödel!
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