How to Make Vareniki
Vareniki are a Ukrainian kind of stuffed dumpling associated with Ukrainian cuisine. However, they have become so popular that we eat them everywhere in Russia, Latvia & all over Eastern European countries! To me nothing says more comfort food than these yummy cherry and cottage filled dumplings! arenyky also known as Perogies is a staple Slavic dish for centuries. Although time consuming, they are simple to make with easy to find ingredients. The name varenyk, in fact, simply means "boiled thing". In certain regions of Ukraine they do not boil varenyky, but steam them instead. Sweet, fruit-filled varenyky are served with sour cream and sugar. Raw varenyky (with the dough uncooked) can be stored frozen, then cooked in three minutes, which makes them a convenience food.
- 400 g plain flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup cold water or less
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 kg cherries
- 1 cup sugar
- In a bowl, mix sugar, salt, flour and then add two eggs. Mix ingredients together and slowly add water until it becomes easier to work with. You need to keep mixing the dough until it stops sticking to your fingers and the bowl.
- Take the dough out of the bowl, keep kneading the dough so it becomes very elastic.
- Place the dough into the cling film or foil and refrigerate for 30 min.
- Roll the dough into a sheet 1-11/2 millimeters thick. Cut the sheet into 5x5 centimeter squares.
- Place a teaspoon of filling into each square. Fold into triangles and seal corners.
- If you want to eat them straight away, boil some hot water in a pan and drop them in. Stir frequently and remove when varenyky float to the top. If you want to eat them later, store them in a plastic bag in a freezer.
- Serve with some sugar, sour cream and topped up cherries!!! Enjoy!!