15 Mar Sweet pumpkin and walnut dumplings
It dawned on me today, as I was sitting cross-legged on a quiet, sunny spot on the South Downs, my unkempt hair falling across my bare, shiny face, that I turn into a complete crusty when I’m in Eastbourne. It’s something about being so near to the Downs I think, and with these massive windows we have in our house it’s like I become a part of this windswept, weird landscape. There is not that much to do here, yet I am quite happy whiling away the hours cooking, walking and chatting to my parents. This morning my mum and I made pumpkin dumplings.
I’m making yet another attempt at generally avoiding sugar and, yet again, my mum has tempted me away from my goal with these gorgeous little mouthfuls of sweet, nutty pumpkin dough. They are a different take on the Polish “lazy dumplings”, where we use white curd cheese instead of squash. Actually, yes this is a good point – you can use both pumpkin and orange squash for this – in Polish-speak they are considered the same thing.