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Steamed Spelt Dumplings

with Pears with Cranberry Compote
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Steamed Spelt Dumplings

Steamed Spelt Dumplings - Sweet, filling dumplings with a fall fruits

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Health Score:
7,3 / 10
40 min.
ready in 1 hr 25 min.
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Nutritional values

Sweetbills, who are looking for a particularly healthy alternative to pancakes and semolina porridge, are in the right place. The recipe conceals various B vitamins that work particularly well together. On top of that there is a considerable portion of vitamin C and zinc for the immune system.

Tip for saving calories: use low-fat yoghurt (1.5 percent) or skimmed milk yoghurt.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie550 kcal(26 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates96 g(64 %)
Sugar added10 g(40 %)
Roughage13.5 g(45 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin4.1 mg(34 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate119 μg(40 %)
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg(22 %)
Biotin10.6 μg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C31 mg(33 %)
Potassium702 mg(18 %)
Calcium174 mg(17 %)
Magnesium94 mg(31 %)
Iron3.6 mg(24 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc3.9 mg(49 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.2 g
Uric acid161 mg
Cholesterol30 mg
Development of this recipe:


½ cake fresh Yeast (about 21 grams)
9 ounces Spelt flour
2 tablespoons cane sugar
1 ounce softened butter
1 lemon
2 ⅕ pounds Pear
1 Cinnamon stick
2 ounces dried Cranberry
Pastry flour (for dusting)
9 ounces Yogurt (3.5% fat)
½ teaspoon Vanilla sugar
ground Poppy seeds
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tablespoon, 2 Bowls, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Cutting board, 1 Peeler, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Large knife, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Bowl, 1 wide Pot (with lid, 28 cm diameter), 1 Steamer basket, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 1

Heat 125 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) water in a small pot. Crumble the yeast into the water and stir until dissolved.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 2

Place spelt flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 pinch of salt and 30 grams (approximately 2 tablespoons) butter in a bowl. Add yeast mixture and beat with dough hook of a hand mixer until smooth. Cover and let rise in a warm place until about doubled in bulk, 30-40 minutes.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 3

Rinse lemon with hot water and wipe dry. Remove a wide strip of the zest with a peeler. Squeeze juice from lemon. 

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 4

Peel, quarter and core pears. Cut into wedges.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 5

In a pot, boil 100 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) water with lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and the cinnamon stick. Add pears and dried cranberries, cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 6

Meanwhile, lightly flour the work surface, turn out dough and knead with your hands. Shape into a log.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 7

Cut the log of dough into 8 equal slices, form into balls, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 5 minutes.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 8

Meanwhile, season the pear compote with remaining sugar and lemon juice, as desired. Pour into a bowl and let cool slightly.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 9

Fill a wide pot (about 28 cm or approximately 11 inches in diameter) with about 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch) water and bring to a boil. Grease a steamer basket with the remaining butter, then place dumplings in basket and set in the pot. cover and steam until dumplings are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Steamed Spelt Dumplings preparation step 10

Mix yogurt in a small bowl with vanilla sugar and poppy seeds. Remove lemon zest strip and cinnamon stick from the compote. Serve the dumplings with compote and yogurt sauce.