Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to cook Plum Dumplings (Knedle)

After a nice day spent outside, walking in the park ,as it would have been  a pitty to waste it lying in bed all day when there were 23 Degrees Celsius outside , I decided to prepare a great recipe that reminds me of my childhood ... "Knedle" as it is called in my home town.

It is actually a typical dessert from the Austro-Hungarian cuisine, and as my familly and the area I was born have the roots mixed in their history , it was kept as part of our tradition and passed from generation to generation.

It is not a complicated recipe, but as it was my first time preparing it, I can assure that it came exactly as it should have, as my mother used to prepare it : slightly salty, slightly sweet and slightly sour at the same time.


5-6 red potatoes
12 Plums
1 egg
8 tbs wheat flower
a pinch of salt
300grams  breadcrumbs
50grams butter
1tbs cinnamon
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
1 tbs powder sugar

We boil the potatoes in their skin. When they are ready ,we take the skin off, mash them roughly ,add the egg and the flower and knead until the dough is done.

The plums should be washed and the pit removed.

We prepare the breadcrumbs in another  pan where the butter was already melted,  and stir for 5 minutes ,after which we add the sachet of vanilla sugar and 1 tbs of cinnamon.

For preparing the proper dumplings, well, we take aprox 1 tbs of dough, flatten it within the hands, add  half of plum in the middle of it and then rotate until we get a  round donut shape.


Meanwhile we put a large pot with watter to boil, and when it starts boiling we put the dumplings in it.When they rise to the water surface,we let them simmer for 10 more minutes on low heat.

When they are done boiling,we take them out, get them roughly trough the prepared breadcrumb, have your first Plum Dumplings :)

This tasty and relatively easy to make recipe can be consumed both hot or cold,  and also as an appetized or as a dessert,with a little powdered sugar sprinkled over it.

Enjoy :)


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