July 03, 2011

Plum Dumplings


Plum Dumpling (Szilvas Gomboc as we call it in Hungarian)



This dumplings are best made with plums but in off-season, when the fresh fruit is not available, prunes can be used by soaking them in lukewarm water for 30 minutes.



Ingredients:
14-18 plumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
1 kg (2 lb) potatoes
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups flour
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Icing sugar and cinnamon, to serve


Directions:

Peel, wash, and cut potatoes into small chunks. Place them in a large pot and add cold water to cover it. Add salt and cook on medium heat for

15-20 minutes, or until breaks easily with a fork.

Strain and mash with 1 tbsp of butter (or margarine) and set aside to cool. Add flour and the oil and using your hands, mix it all together to form a ball shaped dough.

Wash plums, pat them dry and pit the plumbs, carefully not to detach the halves and fill each cavity with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4” thickness and cut it into 3” squares. Place a plum in the center, bring together the four corner to cover the plum and pinch corners together to seal. Roll in your palms to form a ball. Drop each into boiling water and cook for 8-10 minute.


Separate, brown the bread crumbs in the oil, just until golden brown. Scoop out balls with a slotted spoon, drain and roll each ball into the bread crumbs and transfer to a heated serving dish.


To serve, sprinkle with icing sugar and cinnamon.



Makes:14-18

Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes.

5 comments:

  1. My childhood's favorite goodies! Thank you again, Leia!!

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    1. I am so happy Daniela,that you find one of your favorites among my recipes. Glad to hear that!! ( I like them too ) Enjoy your visit!and come back again.

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    1. It's always nice to feel appreciated. Thank you for that!!

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  3. I am so happy Daniela,that you find one of your favorites among my recipes. Glad to hear that!! ( I like them too ) Enjoy your visit!and come back again.

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