I was so excited my Aunt Janet reached out to me last week and stated that she had found Grandma Mikulitsch's Cherry Dumpling Recipe. Grandma Mikulitsch is my father's Grandmother or my Great Grandma. Many of the recipes Grandma Meyers made were originated from her Mom and it's exciting to be able to share some of these old recipes. I'm not sure about you all, but I had never had a Cherry Dumpling and I have to say that they are definitely not one of our Healthy Recipes. They were a lot of fun to make, especially right now with cherries being in season. Grandma Mikulitsch brought this recipe over from her home-town in Austria and often made this recipe for my Aunt and Father for dinner, that's right not dessert, but they ate these dumplings for dinner!
Friday's at "The Farm" we like to call our test kitchen night. We had a lot of fun making these dumplings with the entire family!! Lets us know if you try these out, we did make them for dessert by the way!! I have a feeling we will be making these again with a little healthy twist!!
Enjoy your Cherry Dumplings,
- 3 Cups of Flour
- 1/2 Cup Mashed Potatoes
- 1 Cup of Water, plus extra if needed to make dough
- 48 Bing Cherries - Wash & Pit ahead of time - 3 per dumpling
- 1-2 Sticks of Butter
- 1-2 Cups of Plain Bread Crumbs
- 4 T of Sugar
- Make dough. Combine 3 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes and 1 cups of a water in a bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined using a mixer with a dough hook or a fork until you have a dough consistency. Add more water as needed. Form the dough into a ball.
- Flour a your work surface, sprinkle more flour on your dough and a rolling pin. Roll out the dough as big as you can using your floured rolling pin until about 1/2 inch in thickness. Keep flipping the dough and flouring the surface and rolling pin until its fully rolled out.
- Cut dough in squares. (Big enough to fit 3 cherries)
- Add 3 cherries to each square, close and seal. Roll into round balls.
- Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add dumplings, keep at a simmer for 10 minutes and then drain.
- In a large non-stick frying pan, melt 1 or 2 sticks of butter, add in 1 or 2 cups of bread crumbs and approximately 4 tablespoons of sugar. This is the bread crumb mixture that will coat your dumplings so you can use as much or as little as you would like depending on your taste.
- Add the Dumplings into the pan, toss and coat with the crumb mixture until lightly browned.
- Serve warm either plain or topped with vanilla ice cream.