Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Plum Dumplings and Some Stitching

One of my most favorite treats in the fall are plum dumplings! My mom will make them a couple of times while the italian plums are in season. I've purchased plums at the grocery store for her twice now. Do you think if I pick up some more she will make one more batch?


They are a lot of work. The dough is made using potatoes; the plums have to be pitted; and after the dumpling has been cooked it is rolled in fried bread crumbs made with lots of butter and sugar. Yum!



Not too much on the stitching front to share. I wish I had taken time to iron this before I took my photo; I'm kind of being lazy this morning. I am glad that Barb and Alma are late in getting part two out - gives me time to get part one stitched!



Happy Stitching!

18 comments:

Vonna said...

Oh golly Cathy! I've never had a Plum Dumpling but seeing your Mama's treat there...sure did wish I had smell-o-vision or bite-o-vision would be better :)

Your BBD WIP is gorgeous as alwasy :) get to stitchin' so that your ready for part 2 :)

Hugs and love dear friend!

Cindy said...

oh wow....that plum dumpling looks really good! oh and your stitching is cool too :D

Hazel said...

Mmmmmm they look lovely. Love your new wip. BBD are the best. x

Lynn said...

I've never had one but those dumplings sure look sinful!!
Love Part 1 of your BBD. I haven't quite gotten around to starting mine. Knowing me it will be next year!

Siobhan said...

Plum dumplings sound interesting! Your stitching looks great! I need to get my part one stitched, too. Gulp.

Margaret said...

Your stitching is so pretty! Why bother to iron? Nah! Those dumplings look amazing too! Wish I could have one. :D

Michele said...

That plum dumpling looks yummy!

love seeing your BBD wip .. it's so pretty!

krayolakris said...

Plum dumpling...that's just fun to say! And it looks yummy!

Blu said...

I've never heard of a plum dumpling, but man does it look delicious!

Your WIP looks gorgeous.

Mindi said...

The plum dumplings look absolutely delicious.

Marie said...

You must be hungarian! My ggrandma & grandma used to make those and I get a strong craving this time of year. My mom and I tried to make them a few weeks ago and ended up throwing them away. I think our problem was the dough. And YES they are alot of work. You are so lucky to have your mom make them for you! Yummy!

CalamityJr said...

I'm a couple posts behind, but have to tell you your use of your mom's tatting is gorgeous and a fantastic idea! And your Tis the Season is beautiful; hope to see it framed soon.

Brigitte said...

Both things make me drool and I don't know which one more - the pretty stitching piece or the dumpling. Lol.

Marie-P said...

Your Mom is so sweet and talented!
Nice work on the BBD ;)

katica said...

I just love plum dumplings! We don't usually put butter on ours, just sugar... yum!

Sadly though we don't know anyone who makes them anymore... can I borrow your mom for a little bit?

Jean said...

Looks good, both of them..

Jean said...

both look good..

Jeanne said...

I don't eat plums very often but those dumplings sure look good! mmmmm Your new BBD piece is really pretty. I have SO many BBD designs waiting to be stitched, it could keep me busy for years.