Sunday, February 12, 2012

Plum Dumplings

I was lucky enough to grow up with a multitude of cultures surrounding me ... one of the most eye opening - and palette pleasing moments of my childhood was visiting the houses of friends who came from all parts of the world and I was lucky enough to learn many lovely recipes (and eat many, many treats!!!)

Plums have been used to make brandy, soups and tortes - but the one I truly enjoyed discovering at my Russian friend Nina's house was plum dumplings!

Plum Dumplings


  • 1 sachet of dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 can purple plums
  • 4 cubes of sugar
  • oil
  • cinnamon sugar

Place in to a bowl, yeast, water and teaspoon sugar and mix well then let it stand once the mixture is foamy.

Place the flour, sugar and butter into a large bowl, add the beaten egg with milk and yeast and beat well.  Cover and stand in a warm place until the mixture doubles in size.

Drain plums and remove the stones and replace with a sugar cube.  Knead the dough and divide in to eight pieces.  Roll the dough out and place the plum in the middle and form the dumpling.  Let them stand for 10 minutes.

Heat the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.  Drain and roll the dumplings in cinnamon sugar.  Serve freshly made!

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Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!

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