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Catholic Recipe: Halushky or Knedliki

    INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4    cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4    cup uncooked farina
  • 2    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4    cup cold butter
  • 2    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4    cup milk or buttermilk
  • 6-8    quarts salt water 
  • TOPPING
  • 2    large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4    cup butter
  •    sour cream (optional)
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Ukraine

In Slovakia they are called halushky. They should be extremely light and tender. Serve these dumplings, smothered with fried onions, instead of other starches.

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, farina, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

2. Add the butter in small pieces. Crumble the flour mixture with your fingertips to form a coarse meal.

3. Add the eggs and milk. Stir until the batter is smooth.

4. Bring the salted water to a boil. Using two tablespoons, drop the batter into the boiling water. Cover, and simmer for 8 minutes. Cook 6 to 8 at a time.

5. Remove cooked dumplings from the water with a slotted spoon and place them in a buttered ovenproof dish. Keep warm in a slow 250°F oven until all the dumplings and the topping are done.

6. To prepare the topping, melt the butter in a skillet. Saute the sliced onions until they are light brown and starting to crisp. Remove from heat.

7. Cover the dumplings with the fried onions. Serve accompanied by a bowl of sour cream, if you wish. Yield: About 12 to 15 dumplings.

8. Leftover halushky are delicious fried in butter or bacon fat.

9. Traditional Ukrainian Cookery.

Recipe Source: Information from Various Websites
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