Today I will share with you my recipe for Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)…recipe from my childhood….recipe that I still make for my boys and they love it as much as I used to growing up….
Plum Dumplings in Slovakia known as Slivkove Knedle is one of my favorite childhood meals. My grandma used to make plum dumplings for us every year in September when the prune plums were in season.
My mom got little more inventive and started freezing plum dumplings so we can enjoy them during the cold winter months….that’s what I call the ultimate comfort food. Nothing better on cold winter day like sweet and tart plum dumplings covered with sugar, melted butter, breadcrumbs and cinnamon….I can taste them now.
Now that I am a mom living in a fruit country I make sure that our freezer is well stocked with these delicious little Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) all year round.
To make Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) takes a little time, but the final result is so worth it….believe me.
- 400g Potatoes (starchy potatoes like Russet work the best)
- 150g Flour
- 2 Tbsp Cream of Wheat
- 2 Tbsp Soft Butter (unsalted preffered)
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 12 Italian Prune Plums (can use apricots as well)
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
- 100g Bread Crumbs
- Powdered Sugar
STEP 1: Cook potatoes with skin until soft. Drain, peel the skin off and mash until smooth.
Add flour, cream of wheat, soft butter, egg yolk, sugar and dash of salt. Work into a smooth dough and let rest for about 20 minutes.
STEP 2: Meanwhile wash and dry the plums, cut them in half and remove the pits. Put the granulated sugar into a small bowl and roll the plum halves in it to cover them with sugar.
STEP 3: After your dough is ready lightly flour your work surface. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half and form it into 2” thick roll. Cut each roll evenly into 12 pieces. Flatten each piece, sprinkle with sugar and place half a plum in each. Form them into little balls (make sure there is no holes).
STEP 4: Cook in a boiling water till they swim up to the top (about 15-20 minutes)
STEP 5: In a large sauce pan melt unsalted butter add breadcrumbs. On a medium heat stir till golden brown .
STEP 6: Add the cooked dumpling and roll them gently around to cover them completely with the butter and bread crumbs mixture.
STEP 7: Put on a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar.
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