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
Semolina Dumplings
  • 500 ml milk
  • 120 g butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 130 g semolina
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g butter
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • optional cinnamon powder
  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)

  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.


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

Austrian Stewed Plums (Plum Roaster)
  • 1 kg plums
  • 125 ml water
  • 1 shot of redwine
  • juice of a lemon
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 1 cinnamon bark
  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.


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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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
  • 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
  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.


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

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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