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Croatian Recipes: Knedle sa Šljivama

Knedle sa šljivama or plum dumplings (Photo: Zagreb Tourist Board/CroChef)

Knedle sa šljivama, or plum dumplings, originated in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and have remained popular in northern parts of Croatia, as well as in the region.

The boiled potato-dough dumplings filled with plums and sprinkled with cinnamon are usually eaten as a dessert. Check out this recipe from CroChef.

Ingredients

Dumplings
Flour – 350 g
Potatoes – 1 kg
Sugar – 50 g
Eggs – 2
Butter – 50 g
Lemon – 1
Salt – pinch

Filing
Plums – 20
Butter – 150 g
Sugar – 50 g
Breadcrumbs – 100 g
Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon

Instructions

1. Peel and boil the potatoes and put through a mincer.

2. Add grated lemon zest, a pinch of salt, 50 g of sugar, 50 g softened butter and 2 eggs.

3. Sift in the flour and mix together. Add flour if need be to get the right consistency.

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4. Roll out the dough. Cut into squares.

5. On each square add a teaspoon of sugar and on top one plum. Close up and roll each dumpling.

7. In boiling water with a pinch of salt put in the dumplings and cook until they float to the surface.

8. In a pan heat 150 g of butter and add the breadcrumbs. Keep stirring.

9. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Pour over the dumplings the butter and breadcrumbs then sprinkle on top the cinnamon and sugar.

(Photo: Zagreb Tourist Board/CroChef)

Check out the video instructions courtesy of the Zagreb Tourist Board below.

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