17 September 2006

Plums at their best...

Autumn has lots of charms that should comfort you if you still cry after the finished sunshine season. One of them are certainly plums.
In Poland we have our best variety - węgierka - what directly translates to: Hungarian plum, though is really original for Poland. Something quite alike Russian pierogi, which I reckon to be our national heritage dish...
With those plums you made delicious powidła (I will get to that later), pies and my favourites - knedle.

These are dumplings made from boiled potatoes, egg and flour, stuffed with pitted plums. Some people add sugar with cinnamon inside but I find the fruit sweet enough.

The best way to serve those is to melt some butter and pour over sprinkling with some sugar and cinnamon. I also adore them with cinnamon flavoured yoghurt.


Anonymous SqPixels said...

I showed your dumplings to the polish guy who works in my office and he went crazy! He misses them so much! You made his day! :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger gagatka said...

Nice to hear that :) It's a pity you both can't join me eating them...

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about a recipe for these dumplings? That would be nice.



11:34 PM  
Anonymous JFK102 said...

Slurpciowata stronka :p
natychmiast dodalem do podgladanych na "ONEJ LEZACEJ Z NOZEM W PLECACH...".
Pozdrawiam Zopociankowa pieknosc witamin jak widac pelna.

4:53 PM  
Blogger gagatka said...

Recipe for Ana

1kg of boiled and mashed potatoes
1 whole egg
1-1,5 cups of flour

When the potatoes are cooled you add the egg and 1 cup of flour. Then you work out the dough carefully. It should be firm but not still quite elastique (it comes with practice) - if needed you add more flour.

Then you make a roll from a part of dough and split it to smaller balls. Each ball you should flatten in your hands, put a pitted plum (the smaller and sweeter the better) and roll in your hands until it's completely covered with dough.

You gently put knedle into boiling water (in big pan) and wait until they get to boil. Then it's only some 10-12 minutes - until they get soft.

Pour some melted butter over hot knedle and sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

It may not work at best for the first time, but soon you'll get to the point of mastery :)

6:26 PM  
Blogger gagatka said...

Myślę, że to raczej morska woda i tony czekoladowych lodów :)

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the recipe!
I will try it.

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, pleaaase improve your writing skills becouse it's hard to focus on the topic when you see so many grammatical errors ..

12:33 AM  
Blogger John J. Goddard said...

Gagatka, I am going to make knedle from sweet potatoes, rum-soaked raisins and walnuts for you tonight.

I don't know how many languages that last rude commentor speaks and writes, but I understand your writing. You are communicating your ideas just fine. Perfect grammar is n't important when you're learning, just write, write, write and speak, speak, speak!

Velika pusa!

8:45 PM  
Blogger gagatka said...

John I hope you'll have a pleasant evening then with your knedle :) Good luck!

7:18 AM  

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