Monday, 26 August 2013

Klimpas or dumplings for a sweet cooked dessert

"Well my Mother always used them on compote so I will give you that recipe too." ~ Auntie Laima

Dried prunes (one package)
Dried apricots (one package)
Sliced apples maybe two or 3
One sliced lemon
Lots of raisins (2 cups)
7 or 8 cloves
1 cup of sugar

Bring to a boil and cook until fruit is soft then add the klimpas

1-1.2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ tsp salt

Mix the dry ingredients together then add the egg and milk. The dough will be stiff.

Use two teaspoons and scoop up some dough with one and push it off the spoon with the other into the boiling compote.

It only takes a few minutes for them to cook through. They should all rise to the top.

If the compote is not thick then add one or two tablespoons of cornstarch (dissolved in a little water) and mix it into the hot compote. Stir constantly and it should be thick in a few seconds.

"This compote recipe is just a guideline it is very flexible. Basically you just put in what you like and how much you like. The lemon and cloves however seem to be important."

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