Steamed Sweet Dumplings – Buchty Na Pare

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Steamed Sweet Dumplings – Buchty Na Pare



Growing up in Slovakia I used to love going over my grandma’s house.
Especially on Fridays.
Every Friday was meatless day at my grandma’s house. Every Friday we got to enjoy sweet and delicious meals like crepes, sweet cottage cheese noodles, plum or apricot dumpling and lots of other sinfully sweet and yummy meals.
Lucky for all the grandkids my grandpa was a big kid and he loved his sweets so there was an unwritten law that meatless Friday will be SWEET Friday.
One of my favorite sweet dishes were Buchty na Pare – Steamed Sweet Dumplings.
Last week I was thinking about my grandparents and I decided to make delicious SWEET DUMPLINGS for my boys.
I had the recipe for years, but I never made them before so I was little scared especially since I had to improvise with some different ingredients.
My Sweet Dumplings turned out great. My boys inhaled them the minute they hit the plate.
My mom drove 25 minutes to come over just to taste them herself.
My Buchty na Pare received my family approval and will be added to our recipe file.






  • 41/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Milk (warm not hot)
  • 1/3 cup Powder Sugar
  • 30g Fresh Yeast
  • 1 Egg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • Jam (your choice – make sure it’s not runny)

STEP 1: In a bowl or large measuring cup mix together warm milk and powdered sugar. Crumble fresh yeast and let is rise for 5-8 minutes.

STEP 2: In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, egg and melted butter. Add yeast mixture and mix it all well together.

STEP 3: Cover the bowl with clean dishcloth and let it rise. I usually put it in the oven at 145F for about 50 minutes. The dough should double or more in size.
STEP 4: After the dough has risen enough put it on floured counter and roll it till it’s about 1/2″ thick.

STEP 5: Slice it into 3″ x 3″ squares. Place half a teaspoon of jam in the middle. Lifting and pinching together all four corners make a little ball.

STEP 6: In a large pot boil about 3″ of water, cover the pot with dishcloth and wrap around with a string. Make sure the dishcloth is really tight on top. Turn down the heat so the water is not rapidly boiling. Place dumplings on top of the dishcloth about 2″apart. Cover with large pot or bowl. Make sure the steam is not coming out, but staying all inside.

STEP 7: Let the dumplings steam for 10-12 minutes.
STEP 8: Put them on the place. Pour little bit of melted butter on top and sprinkle with cocoa and powder sugar.



You can also use regular steamer if you have one. My grandma always did it this way so I wanted to do it just like her.



Steamed Sweet Dumplings – Buchty Na Pare

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7 Responses to “Steamed Sweet Dumplings – Buchty Na Pare”

  1. ceodraiocht says:

    Thank you for sharing! Love steamed dumplings – this recipe could be my undoing :-) Your steps are so clear and simple to follow.

  2. Kim says:

    A sweet dumpling! They look delicious! I love the fact that this is a family recipe! I've bookmarked this to try it in the future!Cheers,Kim @ Incandescent Blue Flame

  3. Ladybird Ln says:

    These look delicious. I have never had anything like them maybe I will have to try. Thanks for sharing!Carlee,

  4. Hi Miss Bibi! I love love love that you are using your granny's recipe and doing it exactly the same way! The steaming idea over the dish cloth is priceless and shows that our granny's didn't need fancy stuff to get the job done! Thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop! I will be sharing it on my hearth and soul hop highlights this friday at a moderate life! All the best, Alex

  5. Christy says:

    how lucky are you? we had meatless fridays at my grans too…but that usually meant fish, not sweets! these dumplings look a-mazing! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

  6. Bibiana, I always enjoy learning about your family, your history, and about Slovakian cuisine. I love the history and nostalgia behind this recipe, and love the way that Meatless Friday became Sweet Friday! Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me…" Tuesday at Rook No. 17!!Jenn

  7. Debra says:

    I cant wait to try these!!!!!! Thank you :) Diet ….. what diet?

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