kluitjie, noun

Formerly also kluitje.
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, diminutive form of kluit clod, lump (see -ie).
a. A dumpling. See also souskluitjies.
1890 A.G. Hewitt Cape Cookery 58Have ready a saucepan of boiling water and drop a spoonful at a time of the batter into the water; as each kluitje rises to the surface, take it out, put it into a dish kept hot.
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 55In this gravy was stirred some of the above Milk Kluitjes a few minutes before serving.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 269Kluitjes, (D. kluit, a lump, clod.) The South African name for small dumplings.
1972 L.G. Green When Journey’s Over 143Most of the old Cape soups appeared on Klaas Muller’s menus. He had a splendid green mealie soup, a sheep’s head soup with forcemeat balls and kluitjies (dumplings) and a venison soup in season.
b. obsolete With distinguishing epithet:
broodkluitjie [Afrikaans, brood bread], a dumpling made with breadcrumbs;
rice kluitjie or rijstkluitjie [Dutch, rijst rice], a dumpling made with rice.
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 15‘Brood Kluitjes’ (Bread Dumplings).
1934 Cape Argus 4 Jan. (Swart)Brood Kluitjies are delicious served with stewed chicken.
1954 M. Kuttel Quadrilles & Konfyt 94She would find those typically South African dishes of yellow rice, Angel’s food, Zoet Koekies, Smoor fish,..broodkluitjies, koeksisters, poffertjies, frikkadels, pickled fish and many other dishes.
1890 A.G. Hewitt Cape Cookery 58Rice Kluitjes. Make a stiff batter, with cold rice, milk, a little flour and eggs.
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 55Dumplings (Rice). (Very old Cape Recipe. Cape name, ‘Rys Kluitjes.’)
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 402Rijstkluitjes,..Dumplings or rolls made of rice.
2. combination. obsolete. kluitjiesop /-sɔp/ [Afrikaans, sop soup], dumpling soup.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 63Kluitjiesop is a heavy dumpling soup.
A dumpling.
, dumpling soup.
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