Isn’t it funny that almost every person has a favorite dish that can only – and I mean ONLY- be made by their grandmother? Like you have the exact recipe and are trying to copy it but it just doesn’t taste like the “real one”? I know that all too well…
My grandma is a real good cook (I guess everyone says that about their grandma), but her Plum Dumplings were always my favorites. They are actually just plums which you enclose in potato dough and then toss with breadcrumbs and sugar to give them this nice and sweet crust. I have to say that I never really bothered about the recipe and tried to make them on my own (why should I ?!) but since going vegan I had to find a way to veganize them (Keeping them out of my diet was just no option).
So I got the recipe from my grandma, made some slight changes and – voilà… vegan Plum Dumplings that taste exactly like the original. Needless to say that the dumplings of my grandma look like perfection while mine… well, look like “real handmade” 🙂 But that doesn’t impact their taste which is bomb! And hey, I still have a couple of years to improve my dumpling skills, right?
- 10-15 plums (depends on their size)
- 60 g breadcrumbs
- 25 g coconut sugar
- Cinnamon (to taste)
- 500 g potatoes
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp soy flour
- 2-3 Tbsp water
- 130 g spelt whole wheat flour
- Pinch of salt
- Peel and cook the potatoes until they are really soft, then mash.
- Mix the mashed potatoes with the rest of the dough ingredients.
- Form dumplings by enclosing each plum with dough.
- Bring water to boil in a saucepan and cook the dumplings for about 20-25 minutes.
- On a large plate, combine the breadcrumbs, cinnamon and sugar.
- Take the dumplings out of the water and toss them in the breadcrumb mixture. Serve immediately.