So.. my roomie’s sister has been living with us for a while. Soon she will be moving into her new apartment and because of that we started a to do- list. There’s so much we want to do before she leaves (to be clear: her new apartment will be about 20 mins away from ours, but anyways…) and so we decided to check off the first thing: selfmade Germknödel. She and I really love baking- and by „love“ I mean: we both live to bake. And Ina loves to eat the things we bake (as do we – as does everybody haha). After a long day of studying we treated ourselves with this delicious meal.
Germknödel are typically Austrian dumplings filled with plum jam and topped with melted butter and a sugar – poppyseed mixture. Some people like vanilla sauce instead of butter, but that’s really not how it’s supposed to be eaten (in our opinion, at least). That’s the food we always have when going skiing ;). This is the definition of soul food!
Recipe found on: www.meinleckeresleben.com
Ingredients (8 – 10 dumplings):
- 21 g active yeast
- 220 ml milk, lukewarm
- 450 g flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 50 g powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
- 1 egg
- 60 g butter, softened
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 450 g plum jam
for the topping:
- 150 g poppy seeds, crushed
- about 80 g powdered sugar
- about 100 g of butter (or more, if you like… the dumplings should be „swimming“ in butter ;))
Crumble the yeast into the milk and dissolve it. Add about 150 grams of flour, mix and let it rest in a warm place for about 20 minutes. During that time mix the egg, the vanilla sugar, the powdered sugar, the zest and the salt together until fluffy. Add the yeast mixture and the remaining flour. Mix well. Knead the softened butter through until you have a nice dough. Cover it with a towel and set aside in a warm place until the dough has at least doubled, for at least 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a 30 cm x 20 cm rectangle and cut into 8 – 10 pieces. Put at least one tablespoon of plum jam in the middle, brush the sides of the dough with water, press them together and form a ball. Put the dumplings onto a lightly floured baking tray, cover them with a towel and set aside in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Bring a lot of water to a boil, add salt and reduce heat. Add the dumplings (not too many at a time! They need a lot of space to cook!) and cook for about 7 minutes, switch sides and cook for another 4 minutes. Meanwhile melt the butter and make the poppyseed – sugar mixture. When the dumplings are cooked, top with a lot of melted butter and a ton of the poppyseed – sugar mixture. YUMMMMMMMY.
I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as we did!
P.S.: if you know any German, please take a look at the site we got the recipe from- there’s soooo much you’ll want to try out!