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.