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Potato and fruity Knödel

 

 

 

About Knödel :

It is likely that the word “Knödel” originated from the German verbs knoten (to knot) referring to the methods used to make the savoury or sweet dumplings.

 

What are sweet dumplings :

Have you ever eaten a sweet European dumpling, a dessert dumpling, holding a sweet fruity surprise covered with boiled  potato layer and coated with toasted sweet breadcrumbs?

These Potato and fruity dumplings, which I have tried are stuffed with sweet, big & firm grapes.

You can choose any other firm fruit like Plum, apricot, cherry or strawberry.  And when it is rolled in toasted breadcrumbs, are a delightful and unique dessert.

Among the most popular dumplings are made with: apricots or plums which are glazed with butter and brown sugar.

 

Are these difficult to make?

 

Since these potato and fruity dumplings contain basic ingredients such as flour,  bread and eggs, and are easy to make by hand (not many kitchen tools required), they can be quickly made any time to add to a meal.

It is a lovely surprise for somebody who hasn’t seen this dessert before and I have to say that I have not tasted anything which comes close to those knödels.

The trick I believe is in the dough, there is a technique to follow precisely, that’s why I have shared detailed recipe, with step by step pictures.

I would love to see some of you attempting this recipe and of course I would be thrilled to know if you liked it.

Feedback from my Son’s friends :

I am so happy to share with you all that when I made these and asked my Son to taste these, at that point, he was in hurry to meet his friends, and was bit reluctant to taste.

But after tasting he asked me to  pack few pieces. And after a while I got a thank you call from all of them saying they loved it. It was something so delicious, they have never tasted before.

 

Savoury or Sweet Knödel :

 

Knödels can be prepared using both ways using  bread, pretzel dough, and potatoesa.

It can have a variety of fillings like meat or vegetables. The Knödel can also be added to soups or stews.

Whereas Sweet dumpling, a dessert holding a sweet fruity surprise. These fruity dumplings will transport you to a new uncharted food paradise.

These dumplings can then be served along with sweet sauces and/ or brown sugar being sprinkled on top. Savoury sumplings can be served in the form of a meal  and sweet ones as dessert.

Find more potato/sweet potato recipes here:

No flour potato pizza bites

Vegetable kababs

Cheesy beetroot tikkis

Sweet potato brownies

Capsicum aloo sabzi

Prep time : 30 Mins

Cooking time : 20 Mins

Serves 10 Person(s)

Cuisine Type : European

Course  : Desserts

 

Ingridients to make potato and fruity Knödel :

For outer covering :

potatoes 250 gms

All purpose flour 70 gms

semolina 8 grams

vegetable oil/ butter 15 grams

Egg yolk 1

For coating :

Bread crumbs 15 grams

Hazel nut powder 5 gms

Butter 15 gms

Powdered Sugar as required

For filling :

Firm big black Grapes 10

How to cook Potato & Fruity Knodel :

 

In a thick bottom pan roast the breadcrumbs mixed with hazelnut powder, in butter on low flame for about 5 minutes or till they turn golden brown.

Cool it.

Mix in powdered sugar nicely.

Boil the potatoes, peel them while hot and grate them. Add butter/ oil, flour, egg yolk and semolina and quickly form a smooth dough (don’t knead much as this makes the dough of loose texture)

Create a long roll out of the dough, and cut in thumb thick slices.

Flatten it. Make well in the center.

Place piece of grape in it, then form a dumpling with your hands.

Just use enough dough to firmly cover the fruit.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a strong simmer.

Carefully drop in the dumplings, and lower the heat so that it barely simmers.

Cook the dumplings for about 10-16 minutes (depending on the size of your dumplings).

Cook them for a couple of minutes after they rise to the surface.

Drain the dumplings and set aside.

Roll the dumplings in the roasted breadcrumb and sugar mixture until they are evenly coated.

Cut each dumpling in half and sprinkle bread crumbs over each one.

serve immediately.

Notes :

1. Other alternatives for fruits are Plum, apricot, cherry or strawberry

2. Cut a slit along one side of fruit. Remove the pit and replace it with a sugar cube.

3. As a variation of fruit dumpling recipes, you can replace the apricots with nougat balls (for best results use Lindt’s Lindor nougat balls), which melt into chocolate sauce once you slice up the dumplings.

4. Dumplings are usually served with warm strawberry compote! Alternatively, you can create golf-ball sized unfilled dumplings and serve them with any fruit compote.

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Potato & fruity Knödel
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: European
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 10
 
It is a lovely surprise for somebody who hasn’t seen this dessert before. These Potato and fruity dumplings, which I prefer, are stuffed with sweet, big, & firm grapes. A must try recipe I would say.
Ingredients
  • For outer covering :
  • potatoes 250 gms
  • All purpose flour 70 gms
  • semolina 8 grams
  • vegetable oil/ butter 15 grams
  • Egg yolk 1
  • For coating :
  • Bread crumbs 15 grams
  • Hazel nut powder 5 gms
  • Butter 15 gms
  • Powdered Sugar as required
  • Firm Grapes 10 for filling
Instructions
  1. In a thick bottom pan roast the breadcrumbs mixed with hazelnut powder, in butter on low flame for about 5 minutes or till they turn golden brown.
  2. Cool it.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar nicely.
  4. Boil the potatoes, peel them while hot and grate them. Add butter/ oil, flour, egg yolk and semolina and quickly form a smooth dough (don’t knead much as this makes the dough of loose texture)
  5. Create a long roll out of the dough, and cut in thumb thick slices.
  6. Flatten it.
  7. Make well in the center.
  8. Place piece of grape in it, then form a dumpling with your hands.
  9. Just use enough dough to firmly cover the fruit.
  10. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a strong simmer.
  11. Carefully drop in the dumplings, and lower the heat so that it barely simmers.
  12. Cook the dumplings for about 10-16 minutes (depending on the size of your dumplings).
  13. Cook them for a couple of minutes after they rise to the surface.
  14. Drain the dumplings and set aside.
  15. Roll the dumplings in the roasted breadcrumb and sugar mixture until they are evenly coated.
  16. Cut each dumpling in half and sprinkle bread crumbs over each one.
  17. serve immediately.
  18. Notes :
  19. Other alternatives for fruits are Plum, apricot, cherry or strawberry
  20. Cut a slit along one side of fruit. Remove the pit and replace it with a sugar
  21. As a variation of fruit dumpling recipes, you can replace the apricots with nougat balls (for best results use Lindt’s Lindor nougat balls), which melt into chocolate sauce once you slice up the dumplings.
  22. Dumplings are usually served with warm strawberry compote! Alternatively, you can create golf-ball sized unfilled dumplings and serve them with any fruit compote.

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