Yeast Dumplings with Poppyseeds

yeast dumplings with poppyseeds

Yeast Dumplings with Poppyseeds

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Servings: 20 dumplings
Calories: 282


  • 1 oz yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1/4 pint lukewarm milk
  • 1 lb plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • 4 oz butter softened
  • grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 2 generous pinches of cinnamon
  • 8 oz plum puree
  • 6 oz poppyseeds ground
  • 4 oz icing sugar
  • 6 oz melted butter


  • Stir the yeast and the 2 teaspoons of sugar with a little of the milk, sprinkle with a little of the flour and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl and work in the yeast mixture, eggs, remaining sugar, a pinch of salt, the butter, lemon rind and the remaining milk. Beat the mixture until it is light and glossy, cover and leave to rise for 1 hour.
  • Stir the rum and cinnamon into the plum puree. Make 20 5-cm/2-in rounds from the yeast dough. Place 1 teaspoon of plum puree on each round and form each round of dough into a ball. Cover and leave the dumplings to rise for 20 minutes.
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add and simmer the dumplings for 6 minutes, then turn them over and cook for a further 6 minutes.
  • Mix the poppy seeds with the icing sugar. Serve the dumplings hot with melted butter and sprinkled with the poppyseeds coated in icing sugar.
Calories: 282 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 48 mg
Sodium: 114 mg
Potassium: 139 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 10 g
Vitamin A: 427 IU
Vitamin C: 1 mg
Calcium: 140 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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