Knedle sa šljivama or plum dumplings are very popular in Croatia and are served as a dessert in many well known restaurants.
STEP 1 Peel and boil the potatoes until soften (around 30 minutes).
STEP 2 Put the potatoes through a mincer and add grated lemon zest, a pinch of salt, 1.7 oz. sugar, 1.7 oz. softened butter, and 2 eggs.
STEP 3 Sift in 12 oz. of flour and mix well together.
STEP 4 Roll the dough and cut into squares. Preferably 1/2 inch thick, but you can make them whichever thickness you prefer.
STEP 5 On each square add a teaspoon of sugar and one plum (previously cut in half and unpitted).
STEP 6 Put the dumplings in a boiling water and cook until they float to surface.
STEP 7 In a pan heat 5.2 oz. of butter and 3.5 oz. breadcrumbs. Keep stirring constantly not to burn.
STEP 8 Mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
STEP 9 Pour the butter and breadcrumbs over the dumplings then sprinkle on top the cinnamon and sugar.
Ingredients for dumplings
- 2.2 pounds Potatoes
- 12 oz Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1.7 oz Butter
- 1.7 oz Sugar
- 1 Lemon
- Pinch of salt
Ingredients for filling
- 20 Plums
- 5.2 oz Butter
- 1.7 oz Sugar
- 3.5 oz Breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
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