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Wachau Apricot Dumplings

  1. Mix the softened butter with the vanilla sugar and a small pinch of salt until creamed through. Stir in the egg with the quark and flour and work into a malleable dough. Form into a ball, wrap in film and leave in a cool place to rest for approx. 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the stones from the small apricots and place a sugar cube into the cavity.
  3. On a floured work surface shape the dough into a roll of approx. 5 cm thickness. Cut off slices and gently press these flat between the hands. Place the apricot into the dough, press the dough around it and seal well. Apply some flour to the hands, form dumplings and place on a similarly-floured board.
  4. Bring a generous amount of slightly-salted water to the boil in a large saucepan. Turn down the heat, place the apricot dumplings in the water and allow to simmer gently for 10–13 minutes. Stir carefully from time to time to prevent the dumplings from sticking to one another.
  5. For the garnish, melt the butter in a pan. Add the breadcrumbs, flavour with cinnamon and fry until golden yellow in colour. Towards the end, add a generous quantity of sugar. Carefully remove the cooked dumplings and roll in the prepared sugared breadcrumbs. Arrange and dust with icing sugar.

To ensure that the dumplings do not fall apart, it is advisable to cook a test dumpling before filling with the fruit. If necessary, adjust the dough mix by adding more flour if too soft, or by adding butter if too firm.

Cooking time: 10–13 minutes

 

 

Source: Austrian National Tourist Office

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Slovenian Cottage Cheese

Sirovi Štruklji is one of the most characteristic dishes, known all over Slovenia. Štruklji are made from different kinds of dough and can have a wide range of fillings; they can also be baked or cooked, sweet or savory. Until the 1930ʼs they used to be prepared at holidays and festivities and to celebrate the end of major farm work. The most special kind of štruklji, especially during spring and summer, is prepared with tarragon filling. Other widely known varieties are those with cottage cheese filling, walnut, apple and poppy seed štruklji, along with many others.

Makes approx. 10 dumplings

  • 300 g low-fat quark
  • 200 g flour
  • approx. 60 g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 packet (8 g) vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Approx. 10 small apricots
  • Approx. 10 sugar cubes

For the garnish

  • Approx. 100 g breadcrumbs
  • Approx. 100 g butter
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Icing sugar