Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GLUTEN FREE APRICOT DUMPLINGS


I am very glad that I do not have to write a cook book. Or any instructional pamphlet. NO PATIENCE.
How do you writers do it? 

Anyway, in general, besides some basic weighing of important ingredients, I usually wing  my recipes. Most times OK, once in a while excellent, sometimes horrible results come from this "technique".

With these Austrian gluten free Apricot dumplings I better watch it, especially since I want you to try them at home. So here is a recipe with some sort of instructions for the fluffy little fruit dumplings my family ( and most of Austria) love so much.

Ingredients Dough:

500gram Quark ( A soft cheese I found to my surprise here at Superstore)
250gram of the famous GFP flour mix
100gram Butter
2 Eggs
Pinch salt
Dash of vanilla
Lemon Zest

Ingredients Crumbs:

Gluten free bread crumbs
Butter
Icing sugar

10 Apricots, pit replaced with a sugar cube.

OK. So mix the dough ingredients until you have  sort of a smooth dough, pile it on a flat surface covered with corn meal (so nothing sticks), roll into a thick round sausage shape and let sit for an hour that all ingredients can quell and won't fall apart inthe boiling water.
Then cut a small piece of dough (with the help of more corn meal on your hands), flatten, enter apricot close up, without any gaps and roll into a tight ball.

Drop them into boiling water, reduce heat to simmer and let them float away for 20 to 25 minutes. This way the apricot gets soft, the sugar cube melts and and it all amalgamates in there to get this saucy sweet/sour centre.

Of course in the meantime, brown some butter, add your favorite gluten free crumbs, roast till nice gold brown, add loads ( and loads) of icing sugar and roll the dumplings in that mixture.

Serve with extra melted butter and eat at least two of them.


NOT THAT DIFFICULT

MIX IT ALL UP

THE CORNMEAL ABSORB MOISTURE DURING COOKING

OPEN APRICOTS, REPLACE PIT WITH SUGAR

MAYBE THE BEST PART. CRUMBS, BUTTER&SUGAR

DON'T CURSE IN FRONT OF YOUR KIDS.....(STICKY MESS)

NEAT BALL, COVERED IN CORNMEAL

SIMMER. DON'T BOIL

ROLL IN BUTTERED BREAD CRUMBS

TOP WITH BUTTER

YOU WILL LOVE IT

ALSO GOOD THE NEXT DAY, HEATED UP


3 comments:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

OMG, "pit replaced with a sugar cube"? That alone is brilliant! I still love the sound of quark ... makes me think I'm on Star Trek, the original with Capt. Kirk about to have his shirt ripped off be either a woman or an alien any moment. But, I digress ... great job, H.Peter--for someone who is not patient! And, Carol is the bomb, isn't she?

Shirley

H.Peter said...

Star Trek....did you know that Vulcan is a town her ein Alberta?
And every year they have a convention, this year Mr. Nemoy himself showed up for the very very fist time. He came home so to speak!

I love Carol's posts.

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