• Makes 20
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients


These dumplings are a very traditional Croatian recipe that has been passed down through my family. All ingredients are basically standard staple panty items. These dumplings are ideal for when you have seasonal fruits growing in the garden in abundance.

Ingredients (makes 20 Plum Dumplings)

  • 900 grams Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 50 grams Semolina
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 20 Plums (small) if plums are large use half
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 80 grams Breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla sugar


  1. Boil potatoes in skin until soft. When ready, peel and mash.
  2. Add butter, flour, semolina, nutmeg, salt and eggs. Combine to form a dough. If the mixture is too wet, add more flour.
  3. Roll out the dough onto a floured bench to approximately 1cm thick. Cut a piece of dough big enough to encase a de-stoned plum. I'm a sweet tooth so I like to add sugar in the plum centre, however if you prefer a more tart flavour leave this out).
  4. Place the uncooked plum dumplings into a large pot of boiling water (don't over crowd the pot, so do it in 2 stages). When the dumplings rise to the top, they are ready to take out.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter into a frypan and quickly fry breadcrumbs in it. When brown add cinnamon and vanilla sugar. Roll plum dumplings in the crumb mixture, and serve. (Can be served as is or with a dollop of sweet Greek style yoghurt)


You can substitute plums with apricots or even prunes in winter when these stone fruits are not available.

  • My mother makes these all the time, her Hungarian version is similar to this recipe. We have it as a main meal or as a snack, with cream is my Australian husbands favorite way to eat them as we put sugar in the breadcrumbs.


  • Potatoes in a sweet dumpling? I’m intrigued. The local shop owners are Cristian and always rave about their food. I’m keen to try


  • Oooh I haven’t tried Croatian!


  • Haven’t heard of these but they look delicious and I will definitely give them a go!


  • A different recipe I will try. Look forward to making it. Thanks for the recipe.


  • These sound great i like this recipe


  • this is a really good idea. i like the way that this is easy and everybody would love this. cheers for sharing this!


  • They look so so good!


  • These look yummy and love that different fruits can be used.


  • Tasty!!!!


  • Well, these look plum delicious! Thanks for sharing.


  • This looks really good. Bit too complicated for me to pull off though. But I’d love to taste it!


  • And you can’t just stop at one :)


  • Oh my these look and sound absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing


  • Can I be cheeky & call these Pflaume Knödel (German plum dumplings)? My Mum makes exactly the same thing & I absolutely love them.


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