I’m not going into details from my father’s side of the family, because it is entirely another chapter, that leads back to Portugal, and Italy!
I am very grounded to my Hungarian roots, and have fond memories of my childhood that I remember way back, watching my grandmother and mother do their traditional cooking, and baking, for the special holidays…and oh, my, the baking the most amazing breads, rolls, and danishes… is something that I unfortunately did not learn from them, but Roxana sure has mastered the art and that is handed down from generation to generation. She is such a naturally talented baker, not just the breads and rolls, but cakes, cookies, and all the special treats that I don’t get involved with.
Thank you Roxana, for your invitation to guest post for you, and I hope I don’t disappoint you with my traditional Hungarian dish, that I actually learned how to make when I was a young “mommie”…from my Hungarian aunt, right here in Florida, which was over 30 years ago!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 medium potatoes, peeled, diced,
cooked in boiling water, and mashed
1 to 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 large eggs
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick butter)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fine plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cups cinnamon sugar
In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs with the oil. Make a well in the center of the flour, and add the egg mixture. With a pastry cutter, or fork, gather the flour around it and work the dough slightly. Add the mashed and cooked potatoes to it, and mix it all together to make a soft dough out of it. Divide the dough in 2 equal portions, and wrap each separately with plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place a large pot of salted water to boil. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/3 inch. Cut them into 2 inch squares, and place a plum in the center of each square, fold in half, and seal the edges, and make them into a ball. (you can moisten edges with a little water to seal, if necessary.)
Transfer to a serving platter, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
note: I used only half the dough, and saved the other half in the freezer to use next time. Also I used half the amount of the plums, and saved the rest to use for another dessert