|Myska's Plum Dumplings|
In Novy Bor, Myska prepared the plum dumplings. I would love to go back and have lessons from her on how to make the dough, it was so tender. Here she topped them with melted butter, sour cream and powdered sugar. Is your mouth watering yet?
|My Fruit Dumplings|
Lessons or not, last Saturday we had a family get-to-gether to share the photos from the trip along with some Czech food. I made the dumplings.
|My sister-in-law and I rolling the dough.|
These were not my first try, but don't they look good? We had many trial dumpling meals before the party.
It was good to have help making them ....the beer and wine was helpful as well.
We rolled out the dough and filled it with berries. There must be a few tricks we could learn from some Czech cooks to get it just right so the dumplings are round and the fruit is not crushed! I could use some pointers on doing this!
|Boiling the dumplings|
Here they are boiling. Fortunately, the fruit did not escape the dough (this was the least of the issues making fruit dumplings) and they were done when they rose proudly to the top!
|The sandwich chefs|
|Sandwiches at a Czech Bakery|
While we were rolling the dumplings, the cousins assembled the sandwiches and made a Czech sopsky salat.
Check out the sandwiches we could buy at the bakeries. Not only were they delicious, there were many different combinations to choose from. What a difficult decision....which one? The prices are in Czech Crowns..about 100 equal 6 American dollars.
These are the sandwiches Jirina made for us at her home in Podivin. She had a special spread she put on first made of hard boiled egg, garlic and butter. Most of the vegetables were from her garden.
Good food and family to share it with. What could be more wonderful.
That is my wish for you this week.
Hem your blessings
so they don't unravel. ~Author Unknown