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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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Health Score:
7,6 / 10
1 hr 25 min.
ready in 1 hr 50 min.
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Nutritional values

Potatoes, coarsely ground flour and wholemeal semolina contribute significantly to the extremely high fibre content of plum dumplings. Plus points are also given\'s for the half day's intake of blood pressure-lowering potassium, which is hidden in every portion.

Tip for saving grease: Instead of butter, use half-fat or yoghurt butter. However, these products are not suitable for browning and high heating due to their higher liquid content, so please let them become liquid at low heat.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie541 kcal(26 %)
Protein13 g(13 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates88 g(59 %)
Sugar added12 g(48 %)
Roughage11.5 g(38 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin6.1 mg(51 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate71 μg(24 %)
Pantothenic acid1.5 mg(25 %)
Biotin6.8 μg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C28 mg(29 %)
Potassium1,122 mg(28 %)
Calcium174 mg(17 %)
Magnesium83 mg(28 %)
Iron2.9 mg(19 %)
Iodine12 μg(6 %)
Zinc2.3 mg(29 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.2 g
Uric acid101 mg
Cholesterol66 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 ⅕ pounds waxy potatoes
1 Organic orange
1 egg
4 ounces Wheat semolina
7 ounces Spelt flour (plus more for dusting)
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1 ¼ cups
2 ounces brown sugar
½ Vanilla bean
2 ⅕ pounds Plum (about 18)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons Poppy seeds
2 ounces butter
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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

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.

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 2

Meanwhile, rinse orange in hot water, wipe dry, and finely grate 2 teaspoons zest into a cup. Cut the orange in half and squeeze about 3 oz. juice.

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 3

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

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. 

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.)

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 6

Knead together egg, semolina, and 1/4 cup of flour into the mashed potatoes with the dough hook of a mixer.

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 7

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

Plum Dumplings with Orange Sauce preparation step 8

Place 1 plum on 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.

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.

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.

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.