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Crunchy Crumble Dumplings


Papanash are usually sweet cheese doughnuts, patties or cooked dumplings.
The most common Papanash are the deep fried Doughnuts. I make them every now and then, but personally, I like this version boiled with a cruble topping or the fried with cranberries better.

  • ServingsServings


  • 2 cups Farmer cheese or Ricotta cheese
  • 4 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • A bit of lemon and orange zest
  • 3 Tbs sifted flour
  • 3-4 Tbs Semolina flour
  • 2 eggs

For Crumble Topping - to ones taste, these are approximates

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar to taste
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts of choice
  • a pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • lemon zest (optional)


Boil water in a deep saucepan.

Form little oval shaped balls, roll them in sifted flour and dump them in boiling water. They will sink to the bottom and float after several minutes. Continue cooking after they float for a couple more minutes and then drain them and prepare the crumble.

In a frying pan, melt butter (amount is up to you), add bread crumbs, a bit of sugar and ground nuts and mix it all together. Heat this crumble for several minutes on medium heat and then add the cooked dumplings and roll them in the crumbs until they are fully covered.