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10Oct 12

Plum Dumplings

Plum Dumplings (Szilvas Gomboc) is a traditional Hungarian dish: potato dumplings stuffed with plums & cinnamon sugar and rolled in breadcrumbs. It can be eaten as dessert or a main dish.

Plum Dumplings
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 4
  • 500 g plums
  • 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 250-300 g flour
  • 1 to 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cups cinnamon sugar
  1. Pit the plums.
  2. Cook the well washed potatoes, peel and mash while still warm. Mix with the butter, salt, flour (as much as the potato will take), and the eggs to make the dough.
  3. Roll the dough to ½ cm thick and cut into 2 inch squares, and place a plum in the center of each square, fold in half, and seal the edges, and make them into a ball.
  4. Put the dumplings into boiling salted water and after they came to the surface of the water cook for another minute.
  5. Fry the breadcrumbs in vegetable oil, remove the dumplings with a slotted spoon and mix by shaking the covered pan.
  6. Transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with powdered sugar & cinnamon.



  1. These look exquisite!


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