Túrógombóc. Photography: Daniel Lailah.
Túrógombóc. Photography: Daniel Lailah.

Túrógombóc – Sweet Cheese Dumplings

Túrógombóc are Hungarian cheese dumplings that are prepared in honor of Shavuot, but are also perfect for a Shabbat dessert

Túrógombóc are light dumplings made of semolina, eggs and cheese. They are boiled in water, coated with breadcrumbs and sugar (some season them with cinnamon) and served with sour cream. A sweet childhood memory.

Ingredients for Túrógombóc - sweet cheese dumplings

  • 1.1 lbs (500 grams) tvorog cheese or quark cheese
  • 5 tablespoons (80 grams) semolina
  • 4 eggs
  • grated lemon peel
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar

For the coating:

  • 1.75 oz (50 grams) butter
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) breadcrumbs unseasoned


  • 1. Mix all the dumpling ingredients into a soft mixture that is easy to mold into a ball. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator for two hours to set, so that the semolina absorbs any excess liquid.

  • 2. Boil salted water in a large, wide pot suitable for cooking pasta.

  • 3. With greased hands, form the mixture into balls with a diameter of approximately 1 inch (2½ cm) and place in the boiling water.  

  • 4. After a few minutes the balls will begin floating. Continue to cook them for another 10 minutes.

  • 5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a pan over low heat. Add bread crumbs and mix. Fry for several minutes until golden.

Coat and serve:

  • 6. Remove the dumplings from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer to the pan with the breadcrumbs. Roll so that they are coated on all sides.

  • 7. Serve hot with sour cream.

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