This is the best plum dumplings recipe, which if you put it on the table, no one can resist the temptation to devour this dessert. This recipe marked my childhood and I didn’t know anyone who said he didn’t like the dish.

There are countless dumpling recipes in the world, stuffed or not and cooked in different ways. This is an Eastern European recipe, found especially in Hungary (szilva gombóc) and Romania (galuste cu prune), and is usually stuffed with plums or apricots.

In our family, this dish is consumed as a main course after a consistent soup such as white bean soup with smoked ribs or Hungarian goulash.

To give you a general idea about the best plum dumplings recipe, it is a dough with potatoes, from which we will make some balls filled with plums, we will boil them and we will roll them in fried breadcrumbs and sugar.

Starting With Ingredients

We need a kilo of potatoes, which we will boil in their skins and then crush them. I chose white potatoes because they are softer and we can crush them better.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Potatoes in Bowl

We still need 500 g of wheat flour, you can use any type because it is not a pretentious recipe and two whole eggs.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Two Eggs

For the filling, we will use plums, but because I did not find suitable plums from which to remove the seeds and to be flavoured, I used prunes. Over these prunes (but also if I used plums) I will put in the filling and a little sugar with cinnamon.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Prunes in Bowl

And last but not least, we need about 250 g of breadcrumbs, which after frying in butter, we will mix with 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Breadcrumbs in the Bowl

Preparing the Ingredients

We start with the potatoes, which, as I said, we boil in cold water with a little salt. Depending on their size, it will be the cooking time, I boiled for about 30 minutes.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Boiled Potatoes in Pot

If you want, they can be boiled in the form, cleaned and cut into cubes, as for mashed potatoes. But then they will absorb more water in them and we will need more flour, which I do not want.

After they have boiled, let them cool a little, so that we can clean them, but not to cool them completely.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Peeled Potatoes on Plate

Now we can crush them until we get a kind of mashed potatoes, but whoever wants can also grate them.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Mashed Potatoes in Bowl

But to save time, while the potatoes are boiling, we start frying the breadcrumbs. For this, I melted about 50 g of butter in a pan and over which I fried the breadcrumbs. Fry for about 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly until it turns a golden colour.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Fried Breadcrumbs in the Pot

Also, in a small bowl or cup, mix four tablespoons of sugar with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, which we will put over the prunes.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Caster Sugar and Cinnamon in the Bowl

Let’s Make the Dough for the Best Plum Dumplings Recipe.

For this, over the mashed and still hot potatoes, put flour and a teaspoon of salt.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Wheat Flour and Mashed Potatoes in Bowl

Break the two eggs over them.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Wheat Flour, Eggs and Mashed Potatoes in Bowl

Knead the ingredients by hand, as I did, or with the help of a dough mixer, until we obtain a homogeneous dough, which peels off the walls of the bowl but which will still be sticky.

Until we work with the dough, boil the water in a pot, together with a spoonful of salt, in which we will boil the dumplings.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Dumpling Dough

Put the dough on a work table well sprinkled with flour, so that the dough does not stick.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Dough on Working Table

Spread the dough with a paddle, up to 0.5-1 cm thick. Depending on the thickness of the dough, we will get bigger or smaller balls.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Flattened Dough

Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into squares measuring approximately 10×10 cm. The size is approximate, depending on how big you want the balls to be.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Flattened Dough Cut in Squares

Take one piece of dough in turn and put two prunes in the middle (or one plum).

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Stuffing Dough Square With Prunes in Hand

Pour a teaspoonful of sugar and cinnamon mix over the prunes.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Pour Sugar and Cinnamon Mix on Prunes For Stuffing

We join the four corners and roll in the hand until we get a ball.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Roll the Dough Square to Make a Ball

We continue with the other squares, until we fill them all and get balls.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Dough Balls on Working Table

From the edges of the remaining dough, we rolled some finger-sized shapes, which we do not fill.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Dough Fingers

If the water has started to boil, put the dumplings in the water, 5-6 at a time, not more. After two minutes, if it has not risen to the surface, shake the pot a little because the dumplings tend to stick to the bottom of the pot.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Boiling Dough Balls

Boil the dumplings for about five minutes, after they have risen to the surface, depending on their size. We take them out with a spoon and roll them in the fried and sweet breadcrumbs, until they are completely covered.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Boiled Dough Balls Rolled in Fried Breadcrumbs

We continue the operation until we finish all the dumplings and finger dumplings.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Ready to Serve

This was in my opinion the best plum dumplings recipe, witch is ready to serve.

Serving the Plum Dumplings

I like to serve them warm with a little powdered sugar on top.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Served on Plate With Powdered Sugar

It is a delicious recipe, once you have tasted it, I am sure it will become one of your preferences.

Best Plum Dumplings Recipe-Served on Plate

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Best Plum Dumplings Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian, Romanian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: best plum dumplings, best plum dumplings recipe, plum dumplings, plum dumplings recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 5 portions
Author: admin
This is the best plum dumplings recipe, which if you put it on the table, no one can resist the temptation to devour this dessert.
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Equipment

  • Soup Pot

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 2 pieces whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Filling

  • 40 pieces prunes
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Cover

  • 250 g bread crumbs
  • 50 d unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes in cold water with a little salt. Let them cool a little, so that we can clean them, but not to cool them completely, and crush them until we get a kind of mashed potatoes. Melted the butter in a pan and over which fried the breadcrumbs. Fry for about 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly until it turns a golden colour.
  • Over the mashed and still hot potatoes, put flour and a teaspoon of salt, and break the two eggs over them. Knead the ingredients by hand until we obtain a homogeneous dough, which peels off the walls of the bowl but which will still be sticky. Put the dough on a work table well sprinkled with flour, so that the dough does not stick. Spread the dough with a paddle, up to 0.5-1 cm thick. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into squares measuring approximately 10×10 cm.
  • Take one piece of dough in turn and put two prunes in the middle (or one plum). Pour a teaspoonful of sugar and cinnamon mix over the prunes. Join the four corners and roll in the hand until we get a ball. continue with the other squares, until we fill them all and get balls. From the edges of the remaining dough, we rolled some finger-sized shapes, which we do not fill.
  • Until we work with the dough, boil the water in a pot, together with a spoonful of salt, in which we will boil the dumplings. If the water has started to boil, put the dumplings in the water, 5-6 at a time, not more. After two minutes, if it has not risen to the surface, shake the pot a little because the dumplings tend to stick to the bottom of the pot. Boil the dumplings for about five minutes. Take them out with a spoon and roll them in the fried and sweet breadcrumbs, until they are completely covered.
  • Serve them warm with a little powdered sugar on top.
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