Croatian Plum Dumplings Recipe {knedle sa šljivama}

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Croatian Plum Dumplings Recipe {knedle sa šljivama}

Croatian plum dumplings (knedle sa šljivama) – are made with a delicious mashed potato and can be eaten as a dessert or served as a main meal for vegetarians.

Plum dumplings are common throughout Eastern Europe, not just with Croatians but also among Poles, Romanians, and Hungarians.

With the exception of, the plums, all of these ingredients are standard pantry staples.

This plum dumpling is the perfect Croatian recipe to make as a low-fat dessert alternative.

Ingredients  for Croatian Plum Dumplings (for 4 people):

  • ½ kg of potatoes
  • ½ kg of flour (half smooth and semi-sharp)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 – 4 teaspoons of sunflower oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 kg of pitted plums
  • 3 large tablespoons of bread crumbs or 2 dl of sour cream
  • sugar
Croatian Plum Dumplings Recipe -knedle s sljivama Blog
Croatian Plum Dumplings Recipe -knedle s sljivama

Preparations For How to Make Croatian Dumplings With Plums

  1. Peel and boil the potatoes until tender
  2. Mash and salt the potatoes, and allow to cool
  3. Once cool, add oil and whole egg, and the flour and knead
  4. Roll out to 1 cm thick
  5. Cut into cubes – the size of the cubes will depend on the size of the plums. It needs to be big enough so, that it can wrap plum
  6. Using lightly floured hands, take the cube of dough and pat it flat in your hand. Place a plum in the center and bring the sides of dough up over plum
  7. Enclose it.
  8. Moisten edges with water to seal
  9. Place the dumplings in boiling water, and cook for 20 minutes
  10. With a slotted spoon, collect the dumplings, and allow them to drain on kitchen paper
  11. Brown bread crumbs in a little sunflower oil (or butter) and sprinkle over the dumplings.
  12. Transfer the dumplings to a serving platter and layer with icing sugar.

Optional: instead of sugar, you can use slightly warmed sour cream

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Comments (2)

  1. This has to be my favorite of all my childhood food. But you don’t specify what kind of potatoes- what do you recommend for this recipe? My mom tried to teach me to make this once and I think I got the wrong kind of potatoes.

    1. The best are “old” potatoes… We have here usually yellow inside potatoes ,not white,and not young 🙃 if that can help…

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