Butter-Egg Dumplings


1-1/2 tablespoons butter
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
6 to 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon  cold water
salt to taste


  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and egg yolk together, add alternately small amounts of flour and whole egg, milk and water, than season with salt and mix well. 
  • Cover with tea towel and leave to stand for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Bring soup to boil, measure teaspoon size small balls from mixture and drop into boiling soup.
  • Cook over slow heat until all dumplings float on the surface (approximately 10 minutes).

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
The quantity of food required to maintain the body in a vigorous condition depends upon the following conditions:
(1) climate and season,
(2) clothing,
(3) occupation,
(4) age and sex.

In civilized countries more food is eaten, as a rule, than is necessary to maintain health and strength. Climate and seasons influence the quantity of food eaten.

A cold, bracing atmosphere stimulates the appetite, tempts one to exercise, while a hot climate has the contrary effect; hence the need for more or less food.

Abundant clothing in cold weather conserves the body heat; less food is therefore required to maintain life.

Exercise and muscular work cause greater oxidation in the tissues and greater waste of the muscles; this must be replaced by proper food.

Outdoor work requires more food than indoor, and physical labor more than mental.