Pretzel Dumpling Soup

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 45m

Makes 6 servings


  • For the Dumpling Batter:
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Cream of Wheat
  • 1/4 cup pretzel crumbs (To make the pretzel crumbs, just process a few in a food processor.)
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • For the Soup:
  • 1 ounce dried mushrooms such as chanterelles or
  • porcini, soaked in warm water until softened
  • 5 cups beef stock
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley for garnish


TO MAKE THE DUMPLINGS: In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the milk to a boil with the butter and salt. Add the Cream of Wheat and pretzel crumbs and stir with a small whisk, over low heat, until mixture thickens and begins to pull away from the sides and bottom of the pan.

Remove from the heat and transfer the batter to a mixing bowl. Add the green onions, parsley and egg and set aside for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, wet your hands in water and shape the batter into small rounds about 3/4-inch in diameter.

Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add the dumplings, a few at a time, and simmer for 10 minutes or until swollen and light. Remove them to a plate with a slotted spoon.

TO MAKE THE SOUP: Remove the mushrooms from the soaking liquid, reserving the liquid. Remove any tough stems that have not softened and chop the mushrooms. In a saucepan, add the stock and mushrooms to the reserved liquid and bring the liquid slowly to a simmer. Add the dumplings and reheat gently for 5 minutes or until hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 1726

nutrition information per serving

96 calories; 4g total fat; 43mg cholesterol; 145mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 8g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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