Saturday, May 28, 2011

borůvkové knedlíky

blueberry dumplings.

babi is famous for these,
and when we went to visit
it was a requirement that they be made. 

so obviously i wanted to help. 

cause who doesn't love blueberry dumplings?
and learning how to make them from a real live babi was a must.

i needed to put on booties and an apron. 

(homemade booties -- adorable.)

the set up. 

stir it up.

blueberries and apricots.

have to stir up the batter and get it ready for rising.

 the batter is rising.


but we need to celebrate the completion of the first part of the recipe.
with a shot of white wine.
at 8 am.
(better than slivovice -- yikes.)


after the batter has risen, 
you make it into little balls.

which you then flatten.

so you can add your fillings.

once the filling is in the pancakes,
you have to turn it back into a ball,
or a dumpling, 
if you will.

but you have to pinch it really hard 
to make sure there are no leaks while it is boiling.


boiling the dumplings.

make sure that the pinched side goes up
(it is supposed to help with the non-leaking)

wait 11 minutes.

and remove.

but first poke some small holes in the top of the dumplings.

babi and her dumplings.

to eat dumplings the czech way
one must pour hot butter on top,
cover it with powdered sugar,
and give it a light sprinkle of cinnamon.


and apricot.


borůvek a meruňkové knedlíky 
blueberry and apricot dumplings