Due to historic influences, over the course of time some meals have become domesticated in these areas. One of them is taškrle (German tascherl) taškrli, tašci – dough pillows filled with jam. My grandmother would prepare potato dough, and it would be filled with home-made plum jam. They would be cooked and put into the mixture of fried bread crumbs with butter, and would be a true joy on a child’s menu :).
500 g (17.5 oz) potato
200 g (7 oz) soft flour
60 g (2 oz) butter
150 g (5 oz) plum jam
100 g (3.5 oz) butter
80 g (2.8 oz) bread crumbs
Wash the potato and cook in shell until it gets soft. Strain it, peel while hot and press in order to avoid visible pieces of potato. Move onto board and while still warm mix the dough while adding flour, softened butter and eggs.
Roll the dough on a floured surface at 0.5 cm (2 in) and cut the dough on larger squares (5×5 cm). Put ½ teaspoon of jam on the center of each square. Fold the edges and with a floured fork press the edges so that the dough would not separate.
Place them into cooking in salted hot water for about 5 minutes, until the pillows don’t swim to surface. Strain.
Fry breadcrumbs on melted butter and add tačkrle, rolling them slightly into the breadcrumbs.
Serve them warm sprinkled with sugar.