Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) or Cooking With Kids

Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)





Plum Dumpling – Slivkove Knedle


Good morning to you all!


Did you have a chance to read my yesterday post…..Know Your Apples?


If not, how will you know what apple variety to use in which recipe?…..just kidding…., but in case you need a refresher course on apples….go over….right now…


…then come back because today we are COOKING with Kids… kids….


Boys making Plum Dumplings


…we are making one of my favorite childhood meals….and very popular Slovak dish….Slivkove Knedle or in english PLUM DUMPLINGS.


Growing up I remember making Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)  with my grandma….later by myself….


First time I made Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) for my own family… was an instant success…

success so big that I started making big batches of Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle)  during plum season and freezing them for winter.


One of the best things during cold winter day are  sweet & tart PLUM DUMPLINGS covered with sugar….. melted butter….breadcrumbs and cinnamon……

Can you smell it?




  • 400g Russet Potatoes
  • 150g Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of Wheat
  • 2 Tbsp Soft Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Salt
  • 12 Italian Prune Plums
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar


STEP 1: Cook potatoes with skin until soft. Drain, peel the skin off and mash until smooth.
STEP 2: Add flour, cream of wheat, butter, egg yolk, sugar and dash of salt.  Using hands work the mixture into smooth dough and let rest for about 20 minutes.

STEP 3: Meanwhile wash and dry the plums, cut them in half and remove the pits.

STEP 4: Pour sugar into a small bowl and roll the plum halves in it until covered.

STEP 5: After your dough is ready lightly flour your work surface. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half and form it into 2” thick roll. Cut each roll evenly into 12 pieces.

STEP 6: Flatten each piece, sprinkle with sugar and place half plum in each dough piece. Form them into little balls (make sure there is no holes).

STEP 7: Cook in a boiling water until they swim up to the top (about 15-20 minutes).



  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 100g Bread Crumbs
  • Cinnamon
  • Powdered Sugar

STEP 1: In a large sauce pan melt unsalted butter add breadcrumbs. On a medium heat stir till golden brown .

STEP 2: Place cooked dumpling into skillet  and roll them gently around until covered completely with the butter and bread crumbs mixture.

STEP 3: Put on a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar.


Plum Dumpling – Slivkove Knedle


This might look like a complicated recipe, but it is a great recipe for COOKING WITH KID….it is so easy…..they get to play with dough and eat sweet reward at the end.


…my boys made this year batch of  Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) by themselves…..with minimal help from them….they were so proud


Plum Dumpling – Slivkove Knedle


Don’t forget….Keep Smiling….Keep Cooking!


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10 Responses to “Plum Dumplings (Slivkove Knedle) or Cooking With Kids”

  1. Debra says:

    I LOVE your dumplings!
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  2. Modern Gypsy says:

    Those look scrumptious! Makes me wish I lived close to you so I could hop over to taste them ;)
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  3. Jamie says:

    Those look so good, but that could just be because I’m truly hungry right now ;)
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  4. Alexis Grace says:

    These look really really delicious… would love to try them!!!!
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  5. Oh plums! We all love ‘em around here. These look so yummy!
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