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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce

and Poppy-Seed Butter

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce - Sweet, satisfying dumplings that are beloved in Austria

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541
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1 hr 25 min.
Preparation
1 hr 50 min.
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Ingredients

for 6 servings
2 ⅕ pounds
1
1
4 ounces
7 ounces
Spelt flour (plus more for dusting)
3 teaspoons
1 ¼ cups
2 ounces
brown Sugar
½
2 ⅕ pounds
Plums (about 18)
3 teaspoons
ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons
2 ounces
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Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Potato ricer (or potato masher), 1 large Bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 2 Small bowls, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Small pot, 1 Small knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 small Whisk, 1 Rolling pin, 1 large Cutting board, 1 wide Pot (with lid), 1 Small skillet, 1 Tablespoon, 1 small Ladle, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Fork, 1 Pastry wheel

Preparation steps

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 1

Scrub the potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until knife-tender, 20-25 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and peel, then press while still hot through a potato ricer into a large bowl (or crush finely with the potato masher). Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 2

Meanwhile, rinse orange in hot water, wipe dry and gfinely rate 2 teaspoons zest into a cup. Cut the orange in half and squeeze about 100 ml juice.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 3

Mix 2 tablespoons orange juice with the cornstarch in a small bowl.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 4

Bring remaining orange juice, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar and orange zest to a boil in a small pot. Halve  vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the seeds with a knife and add to the pot. Set aside to steep. 

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 5

Rinse and dry the plums. (Note: Do not pit the plums; otherwise the fruit juices would cause the crust to become too soggy.)

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 6

Knead together egg, semolina and 150 grams (approximately 1/4 cup) of flour into the mashed potatoes with the dough hook of a hand mixer.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 7

Roll out dough on a floured work surface to about 5 mm (approximately 1/4 inch) thick. Cut out 18 squares with a pastry cutter or knife, each about 10 x 10 cm (approximately 4 x 4 inches).

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 8

Place 1 plum onn each piece of dough. With floured hands, wrap dough around fruit and seal edges, being careful not to tear the dough. Set the dumplings on a floured board.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 9

Fill a large pot with water and salt generously. Boil the water and slide in the dumplings so that they lie side by side. Reduce heat and let the dumplings simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes; do not boil.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 10

Meanwhile, mix together cinnamon and remaining sugar. Toast poppy seeds in a small dry pan until fragrant. Then add the butter and brown slightly.

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Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 11

Heat the orange sauce briefly and spread on the plates. Take the plum dumplings with a slotted spoon from the water and set on plates. Top each with 1 tablespoon poppy-seed butter. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

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