If the sugar is left out of the recipe, these dumplings can be served with meat and gravy.
Cream the yeast and the sugar. Pour the milk and water over the yeast. Put the flour into a basin and pour in the liquid. Mix well and leave to rise in a warm place for two hours. Knead the dough well and form into dumplings. Leave them to stand for ten minutes. Put into a saucepan of boiling water and boil for twenty minutes. Serve hot with melted butter and sugar.