Ovocné Knedličky (Fruit Dumplings)

  • 500g of plums or apricots (smaller the better)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Bring the milk to a boil and add to the flour along with one tablespoon of butter.

Add salt and mix until you get semi-hard dough. Wait for the dough to cool off before adding the egg. Keep mixing until you get a smooth dough (cesto).

In the mean time, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Transfer the dough onto a board dusted with flour and, using a rolling pin, roll to thickness of about 5 mm. Cut the dough into pieces about the size of your palm.

Wrap a plum (slivka) or an apricot (marhuľa) in each square. First spread the dough over the fruit, and then roll it between your palms (it helps to dust them with flour first) to smooth out any non-uniformities.

Cook the dumplings until they float up. This will take about 10-15 minutes.

In the mean time, melt the remaining butter and add the breadcrumbs (strúhanka). Fry for few minutes until they turn brown. Turn the heat off, and add the powdered sugar.

Drain the dumplings and top with the delicious toasted bread crumb topping along with more melted butter.


Recipe Source: http://www.slovakcooking.com/2012/recipes/fruit-dumplings/