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Elle Jauffret

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"Malenchki" dumplings from SHADOW AND BONE (GRISHA Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo

"Malenchki" dumplings: sweet dumplings served with peaches.
"Ravkan" peasant dish inspired by SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo (mud-faced little ghost-looking dumplings served with the last of summer peaches- S&B page 1).

1 1/2 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of milk
granulated sugar

Whisk all the dry ingredients together first and add the milk slowly, whisking continuously until the dough is soft and smooth.
Fill a wide pan with water and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Bring to boil. Then lower heat in order to keep the water simmering. Drop batter in liquid (about 10 spoonfuls of batter at a time well spaced apart). Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove dumplings (they will be swollen by now) and let cool down.
Place a few on a plate, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, add a few slices/dice of peach, and serve.


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