More Russian/German Recipes with Oma (my mother-in-law Emma)....
First a definition:
both of these recipes are basically dumplings with filling.
Kirche Knopf ("keersha nipf") literally means Cherry Buttons--I never knew that before. So they are filled with tart cherries and a little bit of sugar.
Kase Knopf ("case nipf") literally means Cheese Buttons
filled with cheese and other yumminess
One thing I know
Many recipes start with the same 4 ingredients
This time I actually got more measurements
4 c. flour
"a little bit salt"
ok, I said I caught "most" of the measurements, but how do you measure when she just dumps it in her hand???
This is all I got for ya' ...
1 cup water to start with but she really ended up adding another 3/4 cup or so as she mixed with those amazing wonderful hands of love...
place just a few cherries on each piece of dough and sprinkle with just a little sugar.
Start with Bakers Cheese if you can get it. If not use Ricotta.
apx. 12 oz is really enough for 1/2 this batch since the other 1/2 is cherries.
12 oz Ricotta
pinch of salt
2 Tbs or so of flour
Apx. 1 Tbs sugar
Add all the same in one pot--We did Cherry first--
And I suppose you want to know how long you actually boil it right??? What if I tell you
"till it's done?"--
I'm guessing it was at least 10 minutes or more. They do begin to float but we did cook them a little longer than that.
what is this?
1 stick of butter
2-3 handfuls of bread crumbs.
Let it get all warm and browned.
this goes over the top of the Knopf...
you are done!
too long for us today...seriously we started at 4 and ate at 7:45. Poor Emma had the rooky helping her and we did struggle with those cherries for a while. And we got interrupted a few times. But, it can be time consuming. Serve with a blob of sour cream to "dip" them in.
Was it worth it???
Yep, Mr. "Diet" broke the diet today for one of his all time childhood favorites!!! Doesn't he look happy????? =) love this picture of my Man!
Normally nothing else is served with it. But, I needed to have a protein available to keep Lucas happy so once again I made Egg Drop Soup. (I'll post that recipe another day--)
This is my plate...no wonder I felt like a bloated--yet happy-pig when I was done eating tonight!
The thing I really loved about today was the time I spent with Emma in the kitchen.
Lucas walked in as we were forming the Knopf and he said "looks like dumplings"..."good"
I'm going to share the snipets in a separate post.