These sourdough apple dumpling roll-ups are a great weekend treat and are easy to make. Plus, you won't need expensive eggs or butter to make them. I air fry the dumplings, and you can also bake them in an oven, if you prefer. I like the air fryer option best, because it gives the crust of the dumplings a nice crunch but leaves the interiors nice and moist. With a little white whole-wheat flour and flax seed meal in the dough, the dumplings are reasonably nutritious. The dumplings are sweet, but not excessively so. What they are is good! Juicy apple pieces are rolled in triangles of sourdough and then dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Simple! Good! Easy! The dumplings are great for breakfast or at snack time with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy!
Sourdough Apple Dumpling Roll-ups -- Makes 8
1 cup of sourdough starter/discard
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of flax seed meal
1/3 cup of canola oil
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of white whole-wheat flour
In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients listed above and mix them well. Let the mixture sit, loosely covered, for a least an hour. I usually let my dough mixture sit for 4-5 hours, and it's fine. When you're ready, add to the mixture:
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon of salt
Mix, then knead in the flour and salt. Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes, adding in 1/4 - 1/2 cup of additional flour as you knead to keep the dough from becoming too sticky to knead. Flour the counter lightly, dump out the dough onto it, and roll/press the dough into a circle about 1/2-inch thick. With a sharp knife mark out 8 triangles on the dough round.
Peel and core 2 - 4 apples and cut the apples into 8 chunks. Place one apple chunk on each dough triangle, placing the apple on the widest end of the triangle. Sprinkle the dough/apple pieces with 1/3 cup of sugar and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Starting from the widest end of the dough triangles (where the apple piece should be), roll up the dough triangle around the apple. Part of the apple should show. Moisten the tops of the dough triangles with a little water and sprinkle a little more cinnamon and sugar (1-2 tablespoons of sugar, total) on each of the dough triangles. Place the triangles on pieces of aluminum foil or baking parchment cut to fit your air fryer basket or a large baking sheet. Leave at least an inch and a half of space between the roll-ups. Let the dough rise until it increases in volume by about one-third.
To Cook in the Air Fryer: Place one dough-topped piece of foil or parchment in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the dumplings at 320 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the dumplings are golden brown and the apples can be easily pierced with a knife. Remove the dumplings from the air fryer to cool and repeat the cooking process with the remaining dough.
To Bake in the Oven: Peheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the dumplings for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and the apples can be easily pierced with a knife.