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Czech strawberry dumplings served with sour cream. In a bowl with a fork along.

Strawberry Dumplings – Czech Jahodové knedlíky

In the Czech Republic, the season for fresh strawberries begins in June. And that means only one thing - it's the perfect time to make strawberry dumplings!
Course Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine Czech
Keyword fruit dumplings, Strawberry Recipes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 12 dumplings
Calories 155kcal



  • 9 ounces Farmers cheese a substitution to Czech tvaroh
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup fine semolina farina, cream of wheat
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 pieces strawberries fresh, mid-size


  • 1 cup sour cream 2-3 Tablespoons pro portion
  • ½ cup powdered sugar 2-3 Tablespoon pro portion
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • Remove the stalks from the strawberries, wash and dry well.
  • Put the flour, fine semolina and baking powder into a bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the farmer's cheese and eggs.
  • Mix quickly with a fork, then turn out onto a floured surface and work into a non-sticky dough. Make a small pile of flour on the side and add some to the dough if it is too sticky.
  • Form the dough into a roll. Cut it into equally sized pieces and flatten each into a thin patty. Place a washed and perfectly dried strawberry in the center. Wrap the strawberry around the dumpling and seal tightly.
  • Roll between your hands to give the dumpling a nice round shape. The dumpling should be about 2 ½ inches (6-7 cm) in diameter.
  • Bring the water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and reduce the heat to about half. Carefully drop the dumplings into the boiling water and cook for 5-6 minutes, depending on size.
  • You don't need to flip the dumplings. If the dumplings get stuck to the bottom of the saucepan, loosen them with a fork so that they float to the top.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked dumplings to a plate.


  1. Makes about 12 dumplings.
  2. SERVING: For one portion as a main course, count 4 dumplings. For a dessert, 3 dumplings are enough. Serve warm. Half the dumplings on a plate, sprinkle with 2-3 Tablespoons of powdered sugar, top with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Add 2-3 Tablespoons of sour cream.
  3. STORAGE:  Place the remaining dumplings in a bowl, carefully cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  4. REHEATING: Preferably heat the dumplings over steam. Another option is to reheat them in the microwave: in this case, first place the dumplings in a plastic bag that has been sprayed with water.
  5. Only fresh strawberries are suitable for these dumplings, as frozen and canned ones contain too much liquid.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg