Last week my cousin gave me a Finnish cookbook.  Our grandmother was Finnish, which makes us a little bit Finnish, too, and we have many fond memories of the wonderful…and I mean wonderful…food she used to prepare.

Today I made a pot of hearty vegetable soup and decided to try a recipe for Klimpit (Finnish dumplings) to add to the soup.

This was a good decision!

I made the soup with fresh onions, celery, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, rutabaga, green beans, cabbage and kale. Hearty and nutritious.

Then I added the dumplings. Here’s the recipe.

Klimpit (Finnish Dumplings)

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat the egg. Stir in the melted butter and milk. Blend in the flour and salt. Add by the tablespoon to hot soup or stew.

I found that 15 minutes cooking time was ample.

For a late fall day that felt a lot like winter, the soup really hit the spot. And the dumplings were perfect. Just like Grandma’s.

Until next time,
Lee

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I think dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. This is very similar to a recipe I have (a Polish recipe).
It's too bad dumplings have gone out of style. So easy, so versatile. In times of financial hardship or food shortages, dumplings will stretch many meals. And they're so yummy! I also really like dumplings that have been boiled & removed from the broth, then gently heated in a pan with a bit of butter & served separately.

Any chance you can post some details on the soup? My dd has been looking for new vegetable soup recipes.

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Dumplings have always been one of my favourite breads – especially in pea soup. And I think they're just as good cold the next day!

This recipe looks lovely and light, Lee.

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hornblower, dumplings sure haven't gone out of style at my house. We often have them in stew. And yes, I'll be sure to post a couple of my favorite soup recipes later in the week.

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Rachel, I've never tried dumplings in pea soup, but thanks for the tip. Sounds delicious!

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