Sunday, September 09, 2012

Plum Dumplings

One of my favorite things about fall is Plum Dumplings!  Every year when the Italian Plums are ready, I buy about 2 dozen or so and take them to my mom so that she will make plum dumplings for us.  This year, I decided it was time to learn how to make them myself.

Lucky for me there is a recipe in The Hungarian Cookbook by Susan Derecskey.  I have to share with you what she writes about these dumplings:

"Grown men daydream and reminisce about plum dumplings they have known; they brag about how many they can eat at one session.  They feel gloomy and deprived if the season passes without a plum-dumpling orgy.  In earthbound reality, a plum dumpling is a potato dumpling with a pitted purple plum inside it, and a melted sugar cube inside that.  To the initiate, the moment of revelation comes even before the first bite, namely when he jabs his fork into the dumpling and hot plum juice squirts out.  From then on, it is a riot of sensations, gluey versus chewy, sweet versus bland - a unique item in anyone's repertoire.Although plum dumplings can be served as a dessert, it usually shows up as a snack on Sunday afternoon in late summer."

Yes, they are that good...I love them.

Kneading the dough (mashed potatoes with flour, eggs, butter, salt)


Roll out the dough...


Insert plum and a little more than a teaspoon of sugar...


Boil for about 20 minutes...


Cover with toasted, buttered, sugared bread crumbs...


Pure heaven....(enjoying the dumpling but keeping an eye on the football game!)


Hope you are having a great Sunday!

10 comments:

Sandukam said...

I really wonder it's taste

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i am going to try this - the potato dough sounds delicious - thanks for the recipe

Margaret said...

Oh wow, that looks sooooooo good!!!!!! Love the quote from the cookbook too -- really conveys how people feel about it. Love the pic of your mom watching the TV. lol!

Deb said...

Those are making my mouth water. They remind me of the plum perogies my MIL makes. Unfortunately, she hasn't made them in a while because no one else likes them. Those people have not taste!!

Beth Pearce said...

Wow! I had never heard of these before, but they sure sound great!

marly said...

Could I use my pierogi dough for these? I could make a few cottage cheese pierogis at the same time. I've never encased whole fruit before and certainly will try these. Thank you!

Natasha said...

I have never heard of these, but sounds like something I should try :) I make blackberry dumplings, which are VERY tasty but made a whole different way.

Glad you learned to make them for yourself :)

Mrs. DillyDally said...

OMGosh! My mouth IS watering...they sound and look wonderful!

Brigitte said...

You are so right - they are a delicacy. Whenever I was in Austria and found them on a menu I had to eat them. And I have also made them myself several times.

Karoline said...

They sound yummy!

Congratulations on all your recent finishes, they are gorgeous