Capunet are soft and fluffy spinach dumplings made with spinach, flour, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast and nutmeg. They are satisfying, flavorful, easy to make and packed with lots of vitamins and minerals.
This is a traditional recipe from my hometown: Val Poschiavo. My mom used to make this recipe a lot when my sisters and I were kids and we absolutely loved it! Which means Capunet are also 100% child-friendly!
Can I use frozen spinach?
I prefer to use fresh spinach because they taste better (this is my personal opinion) but you can use frozen spinach as well. The amount of spinach doesn't change.
How do I make Capunet?
The first step is cooking the spinach in boiling water for a minute or two. Drain them thoroughly and process them in a food-processor until creamy. The next step is adding all the dry ingredients to the spinach-mixture and stir thoroughly until everything is completely mixed and you get a very sticky dough.
Note: the dough MUST be sticky and soft, do not add more flour or the capunet will turn out tough!
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