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German Prune Soup With Dumplings

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  Dried prunes 1 Dozen
  Thick cut bacon slices 4 , chopped
  Onion 1 Small, chopped fine
  Cider vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Quart
  Dry coffee cake/3 dry cinnamon rolls 1⁄2
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Softened butter 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten slightly
  Milk 2 Tablespoon (Or Use As Required)

Presoak a clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.
Place all the ingredients for the soup in the presoaked pot, then cover the pot and place it in a cold oven.
Set the oven temperature at 480 degrees.
Cook for 75 minutes.
While the soup is cooking prepare the dumplings: Combine the crumpled coffee cake, flour, and sugar, and mix well.
Add the butter and egg and mix to make a soft dumpling style dough.
If not soft enough, add a little milk.
At the end of the cooking time, remove the soup from oven and drop the dumplings into the soup by the spoonful. (Make about 8 dumplings and you may have some left over.)
Cover the pot and return it to the oven for an additional 20 minutes of cooking.

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German Prune Soup With Dumplings Recipe