The marrow bone dumpling soup, or as we call it “Markklösschensuppe”, is a classic German soup that you will love. The soup consists of two parts which is the beef broth and the marrow bone dumplings. Enjoy this soup as the starter for a festive menu or just as a main dish – Happy Cooking!
500 g stewing beef (osso bucco)
2 thicker marrow beef bones
vegetable for the broth: 1 leek, 2 carrots, 1 bay leave, 1/2 celery root or stems, parsley root
6 peppercorns, 3 cloves, 1 smaller onion
1.5 Liter cold water
4 tbsp chopped parsley
50 g bread crumbs, natural, without spices
40 g marrow (beef)
1/2 roll (preferably German style)
salt, pepper and fresh grated nutmeg to taste
chopped chives for the broth
Make the Broth
– Remove the marrow from the bones, and keep in a small pan.
– Wash and cut leek, celery, carrots, parsley root in rough pieces.
– Poke cloves into the peeled onion.
– Place bones and meat in a pan with about 1.5-2 liter cold purified water. Bring to a brief boil, then reduce heat to low.
– Add the veggies, bay leave, peppercorns, and onion, and let simmer on low heat for about 2-3 hours, depending on the meat.
– Should there be foam remove foam with a slotted spoon.
– Remove bones and meat from the broth, drain the broth and spice with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Make the Dumplings
– Cut the bone marrow into small pieces and melt it in the pan. Let cool off a bit.
– Soak the roll in water, then when it’s saturated squeeze the water out.
– Combine roll with egg, breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp chopped parsley and the melted marrow.
– Spice with a hint of nutmeg.
– Bring the broth to a boil.
– Make 1 dumpling and test it in the boiling broth. It it won’t fall apart, form small dumplings with the dough. Would the dumpling fall apart, add more breadcrumbs.
– The dumplings are done when they swim at the surface.
– Let them simmer in the broth for 10 min.
Add chopped chives to the broth and serve it with the dumplings.
Tip: You want to get a clear broth, so never have the broth boiling or it will get milky.