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Sour Cherry Dumplings

jeni1002 | Feb 18, 2008 05:51 PM

Hungry Pangolin - here's the recipe (I haven't made it in a while, don't quote me on the dough - I am terrible when it comes to getting any baking/dough-related cooking right and everything in my family is done by eye-balling; take it as an approximation....). If anyone has a more detailed recipe, by all means, please share it:

Dough:
* 12 oz all purpose flour
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup water,
* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 tbsp sugar

Sour Cherry Filling:
* 1lb sour cherries (I have not tried frozen sour cherries or even regular cherries, but from various other blogs, I hear it's do-able)
* sugar to taste

1. Wash the sour cherries, remove pits and leave them in the strainer with the sugar.

2. Sift the flour, then add the egg, the oil, the salt and the sugar.

3. Add enough water to form a stiff dough. Knead for a few minutes until you have a workable dough.

4. Cover and let the dough rest for about 15 minutes.

5. On a floured surface, roll a thin sheet and cut into squares.

6. Squeeze as much moisture out of the sour cherries, then place a few onto each square. Fold to make a triangle (some use a fork to 'glue' the edges; you can use a ravioli cutter or something similar).

7. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the dumplings into boiling water; once they rise to the surface, take them out with a slotted spoon.

8. Let the dumplings cool, then serve with the remaining liquid on top (I have also seen them served with sour cream or with grated walnuts).

For a visual representation of the above, check: http://www.culinar.ro/forum/continut/...

The recipe is in Romanian and it is not very specific in terms of quantities, but it'll give you an idea of the process.

You can definitely play around with this recipe (add cinnamon, other spices). I have also seen these made with various other fillings (farmer's cheese and dill comes to mind).

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