Lazy Dumplings (Farmers Cheese Gnocchi)

This is a classic breakfast recipe from my grandmother. It is very popular with my kids and very easy to make. The name “lazy” says it all, it’s really easy to make, and anyone can do it. You will need following:

  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Pounds Farmers Cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 table spoons of cane sugar
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Here is my list of ingredients:

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Separate egg yolks from egg whites. The best method I found is to use your hands like a strainer, the egg white will go through very easy keeping the egg yolk in tact. Put the Farmers Cheese into the mixing bowl, add salt, sugar and egg yolks:

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Mix with a handheld¬†mixer (or you can do it by hand to, but it’s a “lazy” recipe after all, so mixer is probably easier):

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Once smooth (about a minute of mixing), add flour and continue mixing:

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And then by hand to get to this point:

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Let the dough stand for 15 minutes for gluten to develop and meantime put a pot with¬†water on the stove adding about teaspoon of salt to it (here in the picture it’s already boiling but it will take good 10-15 minutes to start boiling while dough rests):

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Next pull the dough out on your countertop surface, add a little bit of flour and cut the dough into 8 pieces:

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And then roll each piece as follows:

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And using your favorite knife slice the rolled dough into pieces about one inch thick:

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And put them on the floured plate and continue with the next piece of dough and so on. Once you are done with all of them time to prepare the honey sour cream sauce. Combine one cup of sour cream with about 1/4 cup of honey (you can add more honey if you like):

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Mix it with the fork until the texture is smooth like pancake batter:

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By this time the water in the pot should already be boiling and you can add the dumplings to it (you can cook half and freeze half if you want). After you add them to the water gently steer once or twice and wait until they start rising to the top. Once that happens it’s an indication that they are ready and you can take them out with a strainer spoon and serve:

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Here is today’s morning kids breakfast:

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Pour the honey sour cream sauce on top of each plate and serve. Enjoy!