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Cinnamon dumplings

Fluffy dessert dumplings

 Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It’s my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It’s doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after…

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It’s my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It’s doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after…

Fluffy dessert dumplings

So it seems as though it will be another while before we will be heading home for vacation in South Africa. Oh boy, I can not wait! There are so many things that I am looking forward to.  Family, food, celebration and the fact that I am turning 30 this year…Yes I’m going to celebrate that fact, contrary to my earlier belief (before kids) that 30 is old.

I am planning a party and the last party I had was when I was 21 years old and not even that was such a grand spectacle…but maybe 30 is a grander birthday to celebrate. There are so many things I would’ve said to my young 21-year-old self. 30 is wiser, we let go of things easier (Fingers crossed) and is intrigued by life and fully living it (most of the time anyway). There is some road stops on the way, detours, but none the less, there is always moving forward.

Fluffy dessert dumplings

It might be older, but heading into the thirties means so many things, so many memories that I have lived and can be thankful for. It’s a celebration once again and I have lived such an abundant year with our little munchkin and my amazing husband. So to all things in loving kindness, fluffy an comforting I present to you these cinnamon dumplings, that I swear are magic in a bowl. They might even make you a bit wiser..nah who am I kidding!

Recipe

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Serves

4-6 people

Cinnamon dumplings a.k.A souskluitjies

Fluffy dessert dumplings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (buckwheat, wholewheat or regular bleached white flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ml salt (1/4 tsp)
  • 45g coconut oil (about 1 heaped tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (chickpea brine)
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 100 ml cold water
  • cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp quince jelly
  • coconut cream

Method

  1. Sift together the salt, flour and baking powder.
  2. Rub in the coconut oil until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Mix together the sugar, Aquafaba, milk, and the water.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
  5. In a pot on the stove add about 1/2 of the way water with a bit of salt and bring it to a boil.
  6. Now it is time to cook the dumplings, have a glass with cold water ready so you can place the dessert spoon in it once you start adding the dumplings to the boiling water. (Transferring your spoon into the cold water every time will ensure that the dumplings are equally sized. and does not stick to the spoon)
  7. Spoon about 4 dumplings at a time into the boiling water, close the lid of the pot and do not open until seven minutes have passed, remove once cooked and repeat until the dough is finished.
  8. Remove some of the water of the pot, but leave about 3/4 cup of water inside to make the syrup.
  9. Scoop about 1 heaped tablespoon of quince jelly, sugar into the water, along with some cinnamon and a tbsp of rum.
  10. Let it simmer for a few minutes till it thickens slightly and serves with the dumplings and coconut cream.

Until my next dessert extravaganza…

M*

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