Taste the World - Czech Republic - Ovocné Knedlíky

*Official name: Czech Republic *Motto: "Truth prevails" *Capital: Prague *Official Languages: Czech *Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic *Area: 30,450 sq mi *Population: (2015 estimate) 10,553,443 *Currency: Czech koruna (CZK) *Time Zone: CET, CEST (summer) *Drives on the: right *International code: CZ (data from Wikipedia)

Ovocné Knedlíky

For the Czech Republic, I made Ovocné Knedlíky, fruit dumplings. You use a stone fruit, remove the pit, cover in dough and boil. Covered with melted butter and sugar, it is a delicious dessert or snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

1. Mix egg with butter and milk. Add salt. Sift flour on a board and add first mixture, kneading until smooth. Cut dough into small pieces and wrap evenly around the fruit (make sure to pre-pit your fruit!). Seal well all around.

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2. Drop dumplings in a large pan of boiling salted water and cook for about 8 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from water immediately, sprinkle with melted butter and keep in a colander over hot water until ready to serve.

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3. Arrange on a platter, sprinkle with some more melted butter and sugar. Crumbled pot cheese, ground poppy seed or bread crumbs fried in butter can be used for topping.

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