Recipe- Plum exploison aka the sweet gnocchi

It`s plum season, which means they are cheap and they are everywhere. So how could we use them? Jam of course, cakes of course, maybe asian plum sauce? Well, why not. But, have you ever tried plum dumplings? Maybe yes maybe not, but even if you know them, you should always get back for more.

As it says in the title its a sweet gnocchi. Well, almost, the dough is very similar for the italian potato dumplings, also  it`s slightly bigger as soon as you stuff it with the dumplings. But for all it is very tasty, addictive and filling! My record is 4 dumplings, my father’s is 7..and we are talking about a man who can easily finish a pork hock by himself. So, it can be a dessert, or just a second after a nice soup. This hungarian dish will surely make your guests or family pleased!


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 1kg flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 spoon of oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 kg of plums
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • 15gr of butter
  • breadcrumbs

Cook the potatoes with the skin on, when cooked, remove skin, and mash. leave them to cool a little bit. mixing it too early when its still hot wont do any good with your dough.  When luke warm mix in the flour, the egg, the oil, the salt and  the butter and work in well together.  Roll it out on a clean surface about 1cm thick. Wash, cut in half and deseed the plums. Mix sugar with cinnamon.

Cut equal size of cubes from the rolled out dough, place the plum in the middle with some sugar mix, and roll them together forming a small ball out of them. The dough will double it’s size while cooking.. Place the dumpling into hot boiling water untill cooked. When ready, roll them into toasted  breadcrumbs! Enjoy! ps. sprinkle some extra sugar on top when serving!

Hungarian Plum dumpling- szilvasgomboc

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