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Kovaim are Hungarian cheese dumplings.




  • Try a dry cheese like dry ricotta for this filling, and some salt. You could add some spicier cheese to the filling like cheddar, or even Parmesan, but make sure this is not more than a third of the filling.


  1. Mix the flour, salt, eggs and water into a dough. Knead it until it is very smooth. Cover the dough in a plastic bowl, and let it rest for at least half an hour.
  2. Roll the dough out into a sheet as thin as possible (about three millimeters thick). Cut into squares and fill with cheese (or cooked potatoes and onions, or ricotta cheese with sugar for a sweet dumpling). Fold and boil in water for about five minutes.
  3. Serve hot. This recipe goes really well with cheddar cheese and ketchup.