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Bavarian Dampfnudel - Bavarian Sweet Dumpling

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm all purpose flour
  • 40 gm sugar
  • 6 gm salt
  • 1 packet dry yeast 11 gm
  • 100 gm butter
  • 300 ml milk
  • 300 ml milk
  • 50 gm butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt


  • Melt the butter in the milk in microwave or on a hot bath. Allow to cool to warm temperature.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt and mix well. Add the cooled milk-butter mixture and knead for 8-10 minutes to make a soft and non-sticky dough.
  • Cover and allow to double in size, for around an hour.
  • Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the milk mixture and allow to the butter to melt on a hot bath or in the microwave. Allow to cool completely.
  • Once the dough is doubled, punch down the air. Divide into 8 equal portion. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Pour half the cooled milk mixture into the baking pan. Arrange the balls in it and pour the remaining milk over it. Leave it covered for 20 minutes to raise.
  • During this time, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven and rest the dumplings for 20 minutes.
  • Take cake not to open the oven during this resting time, or else the dumplings would shrink.
  • Heat a chapathi tawa till hot and keep the flame on simmer. Carefully transfer the pan onto the tawa and keep for around 20 minutes to get a cooked and crispy bottom.
  • Serve with some jam or nutella!!!


I ran out of all-purpose flour while making this. So my mixture was 400 gm all-purpose flour and 100 gm wholewheat flour.
While kneading, I added around 3 tbsp of wholewheat flour to avoid the stickiness of the dough.
I kept my pan only for 15 minutes on the tawa to get a wet base. I must say that the sweet thickened mix at the bottom lends a very sweet flavor to the buns.
If keeping it for the next day, microwave for around 30 minutes before having it - it tastes best when warm.