Sweet yeast dumplings with spiced plums

Total time: 2hr 40m
Preparation Time: 40m

For 8 people


Corinne & Bettina - nom-nom

Nutritional Information

Contains 395 Kcal, 7g Protein, 64g Carbohydrates, 12g Fat


  • Yeast dough
  • 250 g white flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 80 g sugar
  • 20 g yeast, crumbled
  • 40 g butter, soft
  • 1 dl milk, lukewarm
  • 1 organic lemon, use grated zest only
  • 1 eggs (large)
  • Sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2.5 dl milk
  • 40 g butter
  • Spiced plums
  • 2 dl water
  • 150 g cane sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 0.5 tsp ginger, grated
  • 600 g plums, halved, pitted
  • To bake
  • icing sugar to dust
  • Utensils
  • One ovenproof dish (holding approx. 2 l), greased

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  • Yeast dough

    Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Add the butter, milk, egg and lemon zest, mix. Knead to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 1 hr. until doubled in size.
  • Sauce

    Heat the milk, sugar and butter in a small pan, pour half of the mixture into the prepared dish. Divide the dough into 8 portions, shape into balls, place next to each other in the dish. Cover and leave to rise for approx. 30 mins.
  • Spiced plums

    Bring the water to the boil along with the sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaf and ginger. Add the plums, simmer gently for approx. 10 mins. until soft. Serve lukewarm with the sweet dumplings.
  • To bake

    Approx. the dumplings 20 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C. Pour the remaining sauce over the top, bake for approx. 10 mins. Remove from the oven, dust with icing sugar.

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