Semolina Dumpling with Plum Roaster

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These semolina dumplings are fluffy, soft and sooo delicious! We love these dumplings. Can be served after a soup for lunch, or as dessert in the evening.

With the “side dish” compote, roaster or fruit sauce, you can create a great variety. Also very tatsty with a plum-roaster – as here – an apple-compote, apple-sauce, elder roaster or strawberry sauce.

These semolina dumplings are really easy to prepare and can also be prepared in advance, ideal if you eat them as a dessert. All you have to do before serving is, put the dumplings in boiling water and roll them into the breadcrumbs.

You absolutely have to try them. They are soo yummy!!!!

Sweet Semolina Dumplings
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Semolina Dumplings
  • 500 ml milk
  • 120 g butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 130 g semolina
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
Breadcrumbs
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • optional cinnamon powder
Anleitungen
  1. Bring in a pot, milk, butter and salt to boil.

  2. Mix semolina and sugar with a whisk.

  3. Stir until the semolina mixture doesn't stick to the pot anymore.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in the eggs one by one.

  5. Leave to cool for minimum half an hour. (or longer)

Breadcrumbs
  1. Melt butter in a pan.

  2. Add breadcrumbs, sugar and roast to golden brown, while stiring.

When the semolina mixture is cold
  1. Form small dumplings.

Before serving
  1. Put dumplings in boiling salted water and leave to simmer for about 10 minutes. Dumplings are ready when they come to the top and float.

  2. Lift dumplings out of the water with a sieve ladle and roll in the breadcrumbs.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

Serve the Semolina Dumplings with Plum Roaster, Elder Roaster, Strawberry Sauce, Apple Compote or Apple Sauce.

Austrian Stewed Plums (Plum Roaster)
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  • 1 kg plums
  • 125 ml water
  • 1 shot of redwine
  • juice of a lemon
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 1 cinnamon bark
Anleitungen
  1. Cut the plums in half and remove the pit.

  2. Put cinnamon and cloves in a spicebag

  3. put water, sugar, redwine, lemon juice and the spicebag in a pot and bring to boil.

  4. Add the plums and boil for some minutes until soft.

  5. Remove the spice bag.

  6. Fill the hot stewed plums in the prepared jars and close them immediately.

  7. Let the jars cool completely.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

Please note: Jars have to be very clean. I place the jars and lids in the sink and pour boiling water over. Fill plums in hot jars and close.
When a lid has “retracted”, the plums will keep well until, at least a year. Store in a cool and dark place. (e.g. in the Basement)

Enjoy cooking!
Maggi & Family

Please do not hesitate to share your ideas with me!
Suggestions and critics are welcome.
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Brioche Croissant with Poppyseed Apple Filling

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These are the best brioche croissants.
They are really soft and fluffy, filled with a poppyseed-apple filling. But there is no limit. You can also fill them with a nut filling or Nutella.

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Schneekrapferl EN

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I baked these Schneekrapferl (I don’t know any English name for these cookies) for the first time this year and I am thrilled. They are really delicious. I had to bake them a second time because the first ones were eaten right away.

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Lemon Crescent Cookies

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Austrian Stewed Plums

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Autumn is coming, in the evening the temperature is milder, daylight hours shorter and its time to harvest the fruits.

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Grießschmarrn – An Austrian Sweet Semolina Treat

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The Grießschmarrn is a typical Austrian sweet dish made of semolina. We have it mostly for lunch, one of my childhood memories. Tastes really delicious.

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Poppy Seed Strudel

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This poppy seed strudel is not the classical baked yeast dough, it’s a short pastry with sour cream.
So it’s perfect if you don’t have yeast.

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Strawberry Swiss Roll

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It’s great, the strawberry season has begun! We love strawberries!!! Picked fresh from the field, of course, they taste best. Even hidden in that swiss roll, strawberries are the best!

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Mohnzelten – An Austrian Speciality With Poppy Seed

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Does Mohnzelten say anything to you? 🙂
Mohnzelten is a speciality of the Waldviertler region in the state of Lower Austria.
Just potato dough with a poppy seed filling.
As I always say, simple but really delicious! 🙂

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Walnut Treats

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Since we still had some walnuts left from my parents garden, why not make some Walnut Treats?
Believe me, they are really good! Simple, moist, and they’ll keep for a few days and in the freezer even longer.

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Tyrolean Nut Cake

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I haven’t had this cake for a long time now, don’t ask why. 🙂 It’s quick to prepare and really delicious!

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Austrian Poppy Seed Fingers

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An Austrian speciality.
We loved poppy seed fingers when we were little, we had them for lunch after a soup when we came home from school.
I still love them and so do our kids!

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Plum Crumble Cake

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I had so many juicy plums here, so I decided to make a Crumble Cake with Plums.

Because I had some egg liqueur left, I put it in the dough.
This cake was very moist, fruity and because of the crumble also crunchy.

Also ran an die Zwetschken und fertig los…

Let’s plum!! Ready, steady….. ! 🙂

Plum Crumble Cake
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Crumble
  • 75 g butter
  • 75 g sugar
  • 150 g flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Dough
  • 250 g softened butter
  • 150 g sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 250 g egg liqueur (advocaat)
And
  • 750 g fresh plums
Anleitungen
  1. For the crumble mix butter in small pieces with flour, sugar and cinnamon.

  2. For the dough whisk soft butter, sugar and salt until creamy.

  3. Add eggs one by one whilst mixing.

  4. Mix in flour, baking powder and egg liqueur.

  5. Spread dough evenly on baking tray with baking paper.

  6. Half and pit plums and place on dough.

  7. Top with crumble.

  8. Bake in preheated oven at 180° C for about 50 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

Summer Apricot Cake

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We have had this apricot cake a few times now. I also made it for my sisters birthday.
Delicious, fruity, fresh and crunchy with caramelized almonds.

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Strawberry Dumplings

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How nice the strawberry season is! We love the little red fruits! The strawberry fields are full and just waiting to be picked and nibbled.

In Austria, we like to have sweet food for lunch, such as apricot dumplings, potato fingers or apfelschlangerl. The list could go on forever. 🙂
Today we have strawberry dumplings.
Main course or dessert, they are wonderful.

They just taste so delicious! Can’t stop eating!

The dough is simple and fast to do. (No need for it to rest.) Then the strawberries are placed in the middle of the dumplings. Placed in boiling hot water, before being rolled in delicious cinnamon crumbs. Ready to eat!! Give it a try!

Strawberry Dumplings
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  • 12 – 14 big strawberries
Curd dough
  • 250 g flour
  • 250 g curd (quark)
  • 30 g softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • a pinch of salt
  • 30 g sugar
Cinamon bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100 g bread crumbs
Anleitungen
  1. Knead flour, curd, egg, egg yolk, salt and sugar to a dough. Form to a roll.

  2. Cut dough in equal pieces, put in a strawberry, close dough and form to a dumpling.

  3. Place dumplings in boiling salted water and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  4. In the meantime roast breadcrumbs in butter, sugar and cinnamon. Stirring constantly.

  5. Remove dumplings from the water, drain and roll dumplings in bread crumbs.

Rezept-Anmerkungen

You can also freeze the strawberry dumplings.
Place the  raw dumplings (without boilling) on a plate in the freezer. When frozen, put in a freezer bag to store.
For cooking place frozen dumplings directly in boiling salted water.

Enjoy cooking!
Maggi & Family

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It brings a lot of great things after the winter like wild garlic, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries and many flowers, trees and bushes are blooming.
So enjoy the time outside! 🙂

Here we go with a rhubarb crumble cake for spring. The base is a simple fluffy cake. The rhubarb makes it moist, fruity and delicious. Topped with the crumble a great combination.

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Here is a German and Austrian speciality with wild garlic. The famous “Schupfnudeln” – wild garlic potato (dumpling) fingers.
What a great colour and taste!

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Apfelschlangerl  – All-Austrian apple cake!

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We are going through a so called golden October. Cold in the morning, sunshine and blue sky during the day. A weather for Buchteln.

 

A typical austrian type of bun. Ovenbaked yeast dumplings filled with jam.

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Poppy seed, plum strudel

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It’s autumn, when you get up in the morning and it’s no more 22 degrees but 2. Brrrr…. Altho during the day the sun shines beautiful.

The local fruits: apples, pears, plums and nuts are ready for harvest.

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My cousin sister started making cream horns, since then I can’t remember any party without them. Just the right size. Delicious!!

Once you start eating them, you can’t stop…

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Apricot dumplings

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On her last visit my sister brought me a huge amount of apricots from Austria, to my joy! We had to use them soon, since they normally turn bad fast. Of course we started with eating some of them 🙂 . And the Kids had lots of fun throwing the seeds all over our garden.

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