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Delicious Hungarian Bread Dumplings

Bring a taste of Hungary to your table with our Authentic Zsemlegomboc Recipe. These Delicious Bread Dumplings are a testament to the rich culinary traditions of Eastern Europe—fluffy, satisfying, and surprisingly simple to make!

Indulge in the comfort of Eastern European cuisine with our Authentic Hungarian Bread Dumplings, known as Zsemlegomboc, guaranteed to transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Hungary. This traditional recipe, beloved for generations, combines simple ingredients to create dumplings that are fluffy, flavorful, and perfect as a side dish or a satisfying meal on their own.

Servings: 4 - Prep: 20 min - Cook: 20 min - Total: 40 min


  • 1 and 1/2 bread (white Baton)

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 medium onion

  • 20g parsley

  • 300ml whole milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F.

  2. Begin by cutting 1-2 day-old bread into small cubes.

  3. Spread the bread cubes on an oven tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes until they're slightly toasted.

  4. While the bread is toasting, dice the onion and sauté in a pan until soft and golden-brown, then set aside.

  5. To make the dumplings, in a large bowl, combine the toasted bread, eggs, sautéed onion, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Add warm milk and mix well. Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes. Tip: If your mixture is too wet, add a little flour to achieve a moldable consistency.

  6. Moisten your hands and shape the bread mixture into balls.

  7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat.

  8. Then, wrap each dumpling tightly in cling film. The cling film helps maintain their shape and prevents them from absorbing too much water while cooking.

  9. Gently place the wrapped dumplings into the boiling water and let them simmer for about 20 minutes.

  10. Carefully remove the dumplings from the water and the cling film—be cautious as they will be hot.

  11. Serve these bread dumplings as a perfect accompaniment to stews or any saucy meat dish.