Farmer’s Cheese and Strawberry Dumplings


Preparation info
  • Makes

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Americans will find these golden brown dumplings intriguing to look at as well as delicious to eat. Few Austrians would serve them with fresh strawberry sauce, but it makes sense to today’s palates.


Farmer’s Cheese Dumpling Dough

  • 8 ounces farmer’s cheese
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading


  1. To make the dough: Using a rubber spatula, press the cheese through a coarse-meshed wire sieve into a medium bowl. Add the flour, egg, sugar, butter, vanilla, zest, and salt. Using a handheld electric mixer on medium speed, beat to form a soft dough. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Cut 6 strawberries lengthwise into quarters and set asid