Special ep. – Oktoberfest Marillenknödel

As the guys say,

Ich wart’ seit Wochen
Auf diesen Tag
Und tanz’ vor Freude, über den Asphalt

Die Toten Hosen, Tage wie diese

Well dear cats, you didn’t think you’d escape without a special Oktoberfest episode with something sweet and sour, did you? 😉

Marillenknödel or apricot dumplings come from the Austro-Czech area, but are also found at festivals as a dessert, along with the classic apple strudel. (If it was up to me, I probably would have made the strudel too, but as it is after the scale, we’ll do it next time. :)))

Es ist wahr that the recipe is similar to that of plum dumplings – in fact, if you can no longer find apricots in the market, go to the classic Transylvanian dumplings – the recipe here – you will certainly not fail.

Well, the dough: 3 large potatoes, boiled well, as for a puree, you clean and smash them with a fork while they are warm. Add a pinch of salt and a slice of butter (margarine) and mix well. Like for puree/ mashed potatoes. 🙂 When it has cooled, add a raw egg and 2 cups of flour and mix until a spreadable dough comes out. If you want you can add a tablespoon or two of sugar to the dough.

Meanwhile, prepare the fruits: I used 14 apricots, washed, cut in half, removed the seeds. Optionally you can put a little butter + sugar + cinnamon inside. I did the diet version, without anything.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin (use extra flour, not to stick) and cut into square pieces. Put an apricot on each piece and give it the shape of a dumpling.

Put the dumplings one at a time in boiling water in a pot of hot water; normally if they are cooked they remain on the surface, but try one to catch the right time. Up to 15 minutes for each lap.

When you take them out of the pot, put them directly in a pan in which you have previously fried some breadcrumbs, with about 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and cinnamon powder, plus 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil (or butter).

You eat until you become a Bavarian from Kronstadt. 😀

Alles Gute and see you at the next edition. 🙂

See here all the disasters in the kitchen.

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