Sweet Dampfnudel

Dampfnudel is a sort of sweet roll eaten as a meal or as a dessert. It’s a typical dish in southern Germany and extremely tasty. Although it’s not a typical dish in Austria I present it in my blog because of two reasons:

  1. It is extremely tasty. Very soft and sweet and – served with vanilla sauce as I did – very aromatic
  2. brillianviewpoint is a big fan of Dampfnudeln and asked me how to make it.

So, here is the recipe I used. It serves two as a main course, and 4 as a dessert. It is a very satisfying meal, especially if served with vanilla sauce.

It is a very basic recipe. If you want, you can fill Dampfnudeln with chocolate or jam or fruit/berries.

You need:

Dampfnudeln Ingredients

– 250 g/ 8,8 oz flour (maybe a bit more)
– 3 g/ 0,1 oz dried yeast (look to the instructions on the dry yeast sold in your country!)
– 25 g/ 0,9 oz sugar
– 1/8 l/ 4,23 fl oz milk
– 1 pinch of salt
– 40 g/ 1,4 oz butter
– 1 egg

– 50 g/ 1,8 oz butter
– 1/16 l/ 2,1 fl oz milk
– 50 g/1,8 oz sugar

You do:

1. Put 40 g/1,4 oz butter, 1/8 l milk/ 4,23 fl oz and 25 g/ 0,9 oz sugar in a pot and melt it on the stove. Take care that the mixture stays only lukewarm.

2. Put the flour into a big bowl, add dried yeast and salt on different sides (yeast doesn’t like salt), egg and warm butter-milk-sugar mixture.

3. Knead together. If necessary, carefully add more flour. The dough should stay soft and also a bit sticky.

4. Put a kitchen towel over the bowl and allow the dough to rise for an hour in a warm place.

5. Again knead the dough, form a dough roll and cut into four pieces. Knead them and put them back into the bowl. Allow them again to rise on a warm place for about an hour.

6. Put 50 g/ 1,8 oz butter, 1/16 l/ 2,1 fl oz milk and 50 g/ 1,8 oz sugar into a small, but high pan (you need a lid) or a small pot. Let the butter melt. Then add the four dough pieces and put the lid on the pot. Let the Dampfnudeln cook on low heat for about 30 minutes. DON’T open the lid in this period so that the Dampfnudel can rise.

7. Serve the Dampfnudeln with vanilla sauce – and enjoy this extremely tasty dish.

Dampfnudeln

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17 thoughts on “Sweet Dampfnudel

  1. Wow – I woke up to this FANTASTIC recipe!! Thank you! It sounds easy to make. Hopefully, I get it right the first time. I am giong to send this to my girlfriend. Her German mother/n/law used to make this for special occasions. It is a very special and comforting meal or dessert, especially with winter coming. Again, a BIG THANK YOU!

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