Rating: 5 stars
6 Ratings
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Traditional Macedonian recipe from my great-grandmother. The plums needed to make this are only available in late August.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 30 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 dumplings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat, cook and stir the bread crumbs until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Set the crumbs aside.

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  • Place potatoes in a pot of water over medium heat, and boil until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and allow to cool for several minutes to dry out; then squeeze the potatoes through a potato ricer into a bowl. Place 1 tablespoon of butter into the potatoes, and allow to melt, then mix in the flour until thoroughly combined. Mix in egg and salt. Turn the mixture out onto a generously floured work surface, and knead until the dough is soft and no longer sticky, about 10 minutes.

  • Divide the dough into quarters, and subdivide each quarter into fourths to make 16 portions. Roll each portion into a ball, and roll the ball out on a floured work surface until it forms a circle about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Place a pitted plum into the center of the dough circle, and spoon a teaspoon of sugar into the plum. Roll and pinch the dough around the plum to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough to make 16 dumplings.

  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil over medium heat, and drop the dumplings into the boiling water. Stir gently to loosen any dumplings that stick to the bottom. Allow the dumplings to rise to the top, then boil for 5 more minutes. Gently remove dumplings with a slotted spoon, and roll in the toasted bread crumbs to serve. Any remaining dough can be rolled into plain dumplings, boiled, and rolled in crumbs.

Cook's Note

Instead of spooning a teaspoon of sugar into each plum, it's easy to push a sugar cube into the plum.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 44.6g; fat 4g; cholesterol 19.3mg; sodium 89.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
This recipe has been in our family for generations - at least since my great-grandmothe. We don't kput sugar in the plums but instead when finished cut them open and put on cinnamon and sugar when we are eating them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
This recipe has been in our family for generations - at least since my great-grandmothe. We don't kput sugar in the plums but instead when finished cut them open and put on cinnamon and sugar when we are eating them. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
An old family friend used add grated lemon peel to the bread crumbs and cinnamon with the sugar. We used to eat them with icing (powdered) sugar. Just couldn't get enough of them. She also used apricots as well. Just couldn't get enough of them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
like my mom would make. Though her recipe was German and she would add a sugar cube to the centre. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2013
wow!! my husband is from Europe and remembers his mom making them he just loved them thanks so much Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
Sweet & Savory! Read More