Monday, April 6, 2020

Beetoot Kniddelen

I haven't met many people in my life who don't like Kniddelen. I prepared Luxembourg's favourite dish when I lived in Aix-en-Provence for international food parties, or cozy dinners at home. Later on, when I moved to Belgrade I made them for my local friends, who loved them so much that the news spread quite quickly through the Balkans and when I was in Macedonia, I cooked them for my friend's family.

Conclusion: my traditional Kniddelen gained an international stamp of approval

For those who follow me a little bit longer know that I like to experiment with our national dumpling. Adding peas an cream for a spring/ summer twist or like this recipe, play with colours and flavours to enrich the basic recipe. I'm a huge fan of the beetroot version, and this not only because of its color (and no Neckel, that was not my first intention!) but also because of its flavour and texture. Slightly smoother than the original Kniddel, yet not chewy.

For 4 portions you need:
800g flour
4-5 eggs
250g milk
200ml beetroot juice
300g feta
juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves
olive oil


Pour all the flour into a large bowl at once and mound it like a volcano. Add the eggs into the hole and start beating. Add the milk and beet juice little by little and keep mixing until you get a sticky dough. You might want to add a little more flour if the dough isn't sticky enough.

In a lare pot bring the water to the boil and add some salt. Now turn the temperature down to middle heat. With two tea spoons, form little dumplings and throw them into the hot water. The Kniddelen are ready when floating on the surface. Let them simmer for another 3-5 minutes until they're well done.

Crumble the feta in a bowl, juice the lemon and drizzle over the feta. Then chop the garlic and fry it in the olive oil over medium heat.

When the dumplings are done, pour the garlic oil over the dumplings. Divide onto four plates, then sprinkle over all the feta.


Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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