Here’s a fun and yummy desert – not too sweet but surprisingly delicious.
Oh – and the best part? Its Croatian!
Here is how to make “knedla” (or plural: knedle – pronounce kneh’dleh), which means dumplings.
You start off with a bowl of mashed potatoes.
So, you can use leftover ones (like these, from Thanksgiving), or you can make a fresh batch. If you make a fresh batch, be sure to add some butter.
Add one egg and some flour (keep your flour nearby because you may need to add more).
Now, time to get your hands mushy! Mix and kneed the mixture – adding flour as needed – until you have a nice semi-stiff dough. It will always be a bit sticky, but if you don’t add enough flour your knedle will fall apart when you boil them.
Now you are ready to make your knedle!
Put a dab of oil on your hands and form a ball
Form a well and put a pitted plum, apricot or a couple of peach slices in there (mine were frozen)
Form the dough around the fruit (adding more if needed) until the fruit is fully covered and a nice ball is formed.
Boil in lightly salted water, which is at a full rolling boil until the knedle are swimming on top. When they swim on top of the water they are done – but you can leave them for another couple of minutes to ensure they are fully cooked inside.
Remove them from the water, drain and then roll in a mixture of breadcrumbs and sugar.
Now you have a lovely Croatian desert that is super yummy and even healthy! You can top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra yummy-ness and health.
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Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.
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