Completes the dumpling

How about indulging in fruity apricot dumplings today? Or perhaps you prefer delicate strawberry dumplings? Or is it late summer, calling for flavorful plum dumplings? No matter what you're in the mood for, this recipe ensures wonderfully juicy and delightfully fluffy dumplings. And thanks to a little STROH, they're also deliciously aromatic.

Ingredients for 10-12 dumplings

  • 10-12 apricots, plums, or strawberries
  • Cubed or granulated sugar
  • a little STROH 40
  • 250 g curd cheese (quark)
  • 120 g all-purpose flour
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt
  • grated lemon zest
  • flour for dusting
  • salt for boiling water
  • butter-roasted breadcrumbs
  • icing sugar for serving



  • On a cutting board, quickly knead curd cheese (quark), 120g flour, butter, egg, a pinch of salt, and grated lemon zest until smooth to make the dough.
  • Form the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it rest in the refrigerator for 60 minutes.
  • For the filling, remove the pits from apricots and plums, and replace them with a sugar cube soaked in STROH. Dip strawberries in STROH and roll them in granulated sugar.
  • On a floured surface, shape the dough into a 5 cm thick roll. Cut it into pieces weighing 30-40 g, depending on the size of the fruit.
  • Flatten the dough pieces slightly, place the fruit on top, and wrap the dough around it. Seal the seams with your fingers and shape the dumplings further with your hands.
  • Place the dumplings in about 2 liters of lightly salted boiling water. After 1-2 minutes, gently detach them from the bottom of the pot by nudging them with a spoon.
  • Reduce the heat once the water starts boiling again and continue to cook the dumplings slowly until they rise and float in the water.
  • After an additional two minutes, remove the dumplings from the boiling water using a slotted spoon. Rinse them in a pot of cold water and immediately toss and coat them in a pan with butter-roasted breadcrumbs.
  • Arrange the dumplings on plates and sprinkle them with icing sugar.


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