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German Plum Dumplings – {BlueBoots Goes to Germany – and learns to cook something special!}

Have you ever tried a traditional German dessert??? What about making one? I’m thinking of summer fruits with this 85+ weather we are being blessed with on the East Coast now, and I was reminded of this terrific cooking lesson.

In the summer of 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting my friend from high school and her husband in Saarbrücken, Germany. She cooked many tasty dishes while I was visiting, and even more special than eating yummy creations was to actually try to make a traditional German dessert with them! It was fun, and although I don’t have her recipe, here are a few I’ve found around the web and some fun photos from that time. It was a great way to participate in another culture which fit in perfectly with what I like to do (culinary challenge? bring it on!) and my foodie interests. Enjoy!

Molding the dough in such a way that the plum would stay inside the dough was an art, and the sweet-tart flavors were balanced by doughy goodness for a unique dessert with lots of possibility.

My friend, the pro, does it:IMG_0174 IMG_0172

Then, I try:

IMG_0179 IMG_0178 One whole plum, and in it goes!IMG_0177

Not so bad!

IMG_0203 They had a nice, clean kitchen too…clear countertops normally. IMG_0176

Then we boil them, plate them, and enjoy! Careful, they’re hot!

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That is butter sauce on the side – dip it in before serving the dumpling to your plate, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top! Cinnamon sugar and plums…how perfect.

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Recipes for Plflaumenknödel around the web:

Kitchen Project

Bavarian Kitchen 

Maja’s Kitchen

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

XO,

BlueBoots

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