This is one of very few non-vegan recipes on this blog. I'm keeping it here as it's something close to my hear, a piece of my childhood that I don't want to loose. The vegan version will be posted here for sure too, to which I'll like when the time comes.
In Poland we call them 'knedle'. The recipe is very easy, but there is a lot of preparation, especially with shaping those little dumplings and "hiding" a plum inside. I remember when I was a little girl, I really wasn't very fond of them, we were forced to eat them in the kindergarten, but thankfully now, I simply love them! I think it's partially because they remind me of me childhood, but most of all my family home...
Traditionally knedle are made with plums, but you can also put apricots, whole strawberry and other (preferably stone) fruits inside.
How to make it...
Ingredients:- 1 kg boiled and mashed potatoes
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup potato flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 kg plums (halved and stones removed)
- some sugar mixed
- Mix mashed potatoes with eggs and both flours.
- It has to be a nice dough, not too sticky but not too dry either - or your dumplings won't hold together. - Cover your hands in flour a little, to prevent sticking and tear some small ball of dough and form a pancake.
- Put half of a plum dipped in the sugar in the centre of your pancake.
- Form a ball - you have to stick it very well together, or your dumplings will disintegrate in the boiling water.
- When you have all your dumplings done put them into salted, boiling water and boil for 10 min from the moment when they reach the surface.
- Eat hot, sprinkled with sugar and some unsalted melted butter or cream.
- If you're left with some (and I hardly doubt that you will...) you can reheat leftover boiled knedle in a pan.
✅ If your plums are particularly large, as mine were, you can use only half the plum or even cut it in quarters, unless you want your knedle to be nearly the size of a tennis ball! Also, if the plums are very juicy I wouldn't add any sugar inside, but be more generous then when sprinkling knedle with sugar just before serving.
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