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Thread: Kniffles

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    Kniffles

    Has anyone here heard of kniffles? They are similar to a dumpling.
    When I was a teenager my best friend's mother made these.
    We would watch her make them, but of course, being teenagers we didn't pay any attention to the recipe.
    Her mother passed away a few years after that and no one has ever found a recipe.
    Probably she was taught by her mother and had not written it down.
    Thirty years later I still get hungry for kniffles and have never found anyone else who has heard of them.
    If anyone knows of these I would be so greatful for a recipe.

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    I just googled Kniffles and there are recipes there. My grandmother use to make plain dumplings and we would eat them with golden syrup. Yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    I just googled Kniffles and there are recipes there. My grandmother use to make plain dumplings and we would eat them with golden syrup. Yum!
    Now why didn't I think of that?? I google everything!!
    Thanks

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    Nefles

    Maybe this is it.
    Nefles (German)
    2 eggs
    1 c. flour
    1 Tbs. water
    1/2 tsp. Baking powder
    (Boiling water, butter and salt. Use the water,butter and salt to cook in do not add to the batter.)
    Mix ingredients to a stiff dough. Using the tips of 2 teaspoons, take a little dough and scrape off into boiling water. When all dough has been scraped off, simmer for 5-10 min. Drain and fry in butter till crisp and brown.
    (You don't need to fry them if you don't want to. Just drop them in soup or broth and they are like a little dumpling.)
    Hope this helps you.
    Last edited by Bonnie; 05-01-2012 at 06:32 AM. Reason: Added instructions

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    We had them when I was a little kid. Wow! I am having a taste for them now.

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    My Mother alway put the dough on the back of a china plate and cut the kniffles off with a large knife, dipping the knife in the boiling salt water. Then she removed the kniffles with a slotted spoon and placed in a skillet with butter, turned them over and they were ready for sauerkraut and spare ribs... Actually my grandparents made their own saurkraut in a wooden drum in their basement , you may guess yes grandpa was German.

    Thanks for the memories. I have the recipe written in my Grandmother's hand.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie View Post
    Maybe this is it.
    Nefles (German)
    2 eggs
    1 c. flour
    1 Tbs. water
    1/2 tsp. Baking powder
    (Boiling water, butter and salt. Use the water,butter and salt to cook in do not add to the batter.)
    Mix ingredients to a stiff dough. Using the tips of 2 teaspoons, take a little dough and scrape off into boiling water. When all dough has been scraped off, simmer for 5-10 min. Drain and fry in butter till crisp and brown.
    (You don't need to fry them if you don't want to. Just drop them in soup or broth and they are like a little dumpling.)
    Hope this helps you.
    Here I am Lord I am here to do your will.

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    The recipe's "taste" like spatezla

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