#KBFMakingOf: Vegan Pumpkin Dumplings

#KBFMakingOf Vegane Kürbisklöße 00 © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography – All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: 4 quadratische Bilder angeordnet vor hellgelbem Hintergrund. Links oben: Orangefarbener Stampf vom Hokkaidokürbis; rechts oben: Orangefarbener Kürbiskloß mit frittiertem grau-grünem Salbei an gelben Karotten, weißen Zwiebeln und Roter Beete aus dem Ofen auf weißem Teller; links unten: Orangefarbene, gold-braun gebratene Scheiben von Kürbisklößen an frittierten grau-grünen Salbeiblättern auf weißem Teller; rechts unten: Frittierte grau-grüne Salbeiblätter auf beigefarbenem Teller. - 4 square pictures arranged in front of a light-yellow background. Top left: orange mash of Hokkaido pumpkin; top right: orange pumpkin dumpling with grey-green fried sage alongside yellow carrots, white onions and red beetroot from the oven on a white plate; bottom left: orange golden-brown fried slices of pumpkin dumpling alongside deep-fried grey-green sage leaves on white plate; bottom right: fried grey-green sage leaves on beige plate.

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Espe Herbst Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Bordüre im Stil eines braunen Espen-Zweiges mit gelben sowie wenigen grünen Blättern und einer braunen Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten in der Mitte. - Hand-drawn border reminiscent of a brown aspen branch with yellow as well as few green leaves and a brown snail with three yellow dots in the middle.

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In my last blog post about Mabon I mentioned that we might try making pumpkin dumplings soon, but that we were still working on it.

Well, the opportunity came sooner than I thought – after writing and before publishing said post, to be precise.

And what can I say: it worked like a charm!


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Due to a misunderstanding, we suddenly had a whole seeded Hokkaido pumpkin right after I wrote that we wanted to try pumpkin dumplings, sometime.

A recipe by truckelinchen on chefkoch.de (in German language) was also found at once and quickly veganised. Strictly speaking, we simply left out the eggs altogether, but next time we want to add a little liquid by the tablespoonful, as the dumplings were almost a little too firm that way.


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Vegan Pumpkin Dumplings

#KBFMakingOf Vegane Kürbisklöße 01 © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography – All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Orangefarbener Kürbiskloß mit frittiertem grau-grünem Salbei an gelben Karotten, weißen Zwiebeln und Roter Beete aus dem Ofen auf weißem Teller. - Orange pumpkin dumpling with grey-green fried sage alongside yellow carrots, white onions and red beetroot from the oven on a white plate.
Sonnenblumen Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Bordüre im Stil von Sonnenblumen mit gelb-roten Blüten sowie grünen Blättern und Stielen. Auf einem Blatt sitzt ein roter Marienkäfer mit drei schwarzen Punkten, an einer Blüte fliegt eine gelb-braun gestreifte Biene. - Hand-drawn border reminiscent of sunflowers with yellow-red blossoms and green leaves and stems. A red ladybird with three black dots sits on a leaf, a yellow-brown striped bee flies on a blossom.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg flesh of mealy pumpkin, e.g. Hokkaido, Muscat or Hubbart
  • cornstarch
  • salt, pepper
  • nutmeg
  • rosemary to taste
Sonnenblumen Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Bordüre im Stil von Sonnenblumen mit gelb-roten Blüten sowie grünen Blättern und Stielen. Auf einem Blatt sitzt eine braune Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten, an einer Blüte fliegt eine gelb-braun gestreifte Biene. - Hand-drawn border reminiscent of sunflowers with yellow-red blossoms and green leaves and stems. A brown snail with three yellow dots sits on a leaf, a yellow-brown striped bee flies on a blossom.

Method of Preparation:

  1. Remove the seeds from the pumpkin, cut into large pieces and place on a baking tray. Cook in the oven at 180 degrees. This takes about 30 minutes. When the pumpkin is ready, scrape the flesh out of the skin. In the case of the Hokkaido pumpkin, you can process the skin as well; this also looks pretty.
  2. While still hot, mash the pumpkin with a potato masher and leave to cool.
  3. Put the pumpkin mash into a bowl and lift out 1/4 of the pumpkin mass. Fill the hole with cornstarch. This shall ensure that you always use the right amount of cornstarch and that the dumplings turn out properly.
  4. Add the removed pumpkin mass back in, mix everything together and season well with salt, pepper, nutmeg and rosemary.
  5. Form about six to seven dumplings. Simmer them in boiling salted water for about 30 minutes. Do not boil. The dumplings are done when they rise to the surface on their own.

Basically anything that goes with potato dumplings goes well with this. We ate our pumpkin dumplings with oven vegetables and sage oil.

And best of all: leftover dumplings can be sliced and fried in a bit of oil the next day. Delicious!

There is also a bit of Slowfood-Slow-TV – a kitchen meditation for the senses. ASMR possible:


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Sommerkräuter C © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Handgezeichnete Sommerornamente im Stil von lila blühenden Sommerkräutern (Beifuß, echter Lavendel, echter Salbei) mit einem Marienkäfer, einer Schnecke, einer Biene und einem Schmetterling. - Hand-drawn Summer ornaments reminicscent of purple blooming summer herbs (comfrey, lavendar, salvia) with a ladybird, a snail, a bee and a butterfly.

Since we cut back our herbs on the balcony and windowsill, last week, instead of towards the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, as usual, we even had sage and rosemary fresh from our own harvest.


Sonnenblumen Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter Teiler im Stil von Sonnenblumen mit gelb-roten Blüten sowie grünen Blättern und Stielen. Auf einem Blatt sitzt eine braune Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten, an der Blüte fliegt eine gelb-braun gestreifte Biene. - Hand-drawn separator reminiscent of sunflowers with yellow-red blossoms and green leaves and stems. A brown snail with three yellow dots sits on a leaf, a yellow-brown striped bee flies on the blossom.

Sommerkräuter Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Handgezeichnete Sommerbordüre im Stil von lila blühenden Sommerkräutern (Beifuß, echter Lavendel, echter Salbei) mit einer Schnecke und einer Biene. - Hand-drawn Summer border reminicscent of purple blooming summer herbs (comfrey, lavendar, salvia) with a snail and a bee.

I am very happy to have found a delicious alternative to potato dumplings that suits my taste. Since I know that I feel so much better when I abstain from consuming nightshade crops, I have missed such dumplings very much.

Another plus is that I seem to be able to tolerate corn and cornstarch after all. I had initially confused that with the symptoms caused by the nightshade plants. This makes some recipes a lot easier.

Soon we might try whether this recipe also works with parsnips, but we are still working on that…

By the way, many people in Germany will not only be celebrating German Unity Day this coming Sunday, but also the German Thanksgiving. These pumpkin dumplings are bound to look good on the plate for this occasion.


Slow Food Spoon © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter stilisierter Kochlöffel mit Schnecke. - Handdrawn stialised cooking spoon with snail.

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Do you also have favourite dishes that you like to eat on certain occasions? What tastes particularly good to you in Autumn?

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
Steffi

Espe Herbst Separator © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Bordüre im Stil eines braunen Espen-Zweiges mit gelben sowie wenigen grünen Blättern und einer braunen Schnecke mit drei gelben Punkten in der Mitte. - Hand-drawn border reminiscent of a brown aspen branch with yellow as well as few green leaves and a brown snail with three yellow dots in the middle.