Hungarian Plum Dumplings - With Vegan/Sugar Free Version

READY IN: 2hrs


  • 1
    kg mashed potatoes (use red skin potatoes which have a higher amount of starch so the dough will be stickier)
  • 250
    g whole wheat flour (you can also use different flours like soy or almonds or rye flour)
  • 2
    eggs (or egg substitutes for vegans, you can also add 1-2 tbsp of dry yeast flakes)
  • 1
    tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 25
    plums, pitted
  • 1
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12
    teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons sucanat
  • 2
    tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 150
    g breadcrumbs


  • Start by boiling the unpeeled potatoes in a pot of water (for small potatoes this will take about 10-15 minutes). After they are boiled remove them from the water and let them cool for a couple of minutes then peel and mash them.
  • Put the mashed potatoes in a large bowl and add the beaten eggs (or egg substitutes), oil and flour.
  • Mix all ingredients together until you get a sticky and smooth dough.
  • Mix the cinnamon, vanilla and rum extracts and the sucanat in a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of this mixture into the middle of each plum.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet. Add the bread crumbs and let them fry for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and put them on a large plate.
  • Divide the dough in two. Roll the dough and cut it into dumpling-size portions (ones that appear to be big enough to wrap your plum). Take each portion and form a small ball. Flatten the ball and place the plum into the center, then remake the ball with the plum inside.
  • Tip: You must have flour on your hands all the time so the dough won’t stick to your fingers.
  • Boil some water in a large pot. Add a pinch of sea salt.
  • When the water has reached boiling point, place some dumplings inside.
  • Be careful, if the dumplings stick to the bottom of the pot all you need to do is to shake it a little bit. Let them boil for 5 minutes. When ready they will rise from the bottom of the pot.
  • Remove them from the water using a slotted spoon and roll them in the bread crumbs. Serve with honey (or other healthy syrup) on top.