BAIRISCHE DAMPFNUDELN, No. 1
Soak one cake of compressed yeast in a cup of lukewarm milk with a
teaspoon of sugar, a teaspoon of salt, and sift a pint of flour in a
bowl, in which you may also stir a small cup of milk and one egg. Pour
in the yeast and work all thoroughly, adding more flour, but guarding
against getting the dough too stiff. Cover up the bowl of dough and let
it raise until it is as high again, which will take at least four hours.
Flour a baking-board and mold small biscuits out of your dough, let them
raise at least half an hour. Then butter a large, round, deep pan and
set in your dumplings, brushing each with melted butter as you do so.
When all are in, pour in enough milk to reach just half way up to the
dumplings. Bake until a light brown. Eat hot, with vanilla sauce.