Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Easiest Ever Polish Pierogi Dough | Holiday Favorite

Whatever type of cheese or filling you use, here's a favorite family recipe for authentic easy Polish Pierogi Dough.

Eastern European Dumplings


As the Christmas season approaches, it's traditional to make Polish Pierogi dough for Christmas Eve. This year may be an exception for us, as I'm having a difficult time finding our favorite Farmer's Cheese. Some folks make their Polish pierogi filling out of cottage cheese, but in our family, it has to be the hard Andrulis farmer's cheese or the Krajanka brand of farmers cheese!

As a child I always watched my Mom make home-made Polish Pierogi. New Britain, Connecticut has a very large Polish population, so we are fortunate to have an abundance of mom and pop shops and Polish restaurants to purchase pierogies for those folks who like homemade pierogi but either don't know how to make this traditional dish themselves or don't have the time. There's also plenty of church fairs that will sell potato and cheese or sauerkraut pierogies at the food booths.

UPDATE: Had to drive to New Britain to buy the Farmer's cheese and there was plenty to be found! Check out the photos and also my recipe for the Sauerkraut Polish Pierogi filling.

Polish Pierogi Dough Recipe

Authentic Polish Pierogi Dough Recipe



This is an easy family recipe to duplicate for authentic home-made Polish pierogi dough for Polish Dumplings.

What's really nice about it is that the dough is very elastic and forgiving, unlike some pasta dough.

My grown daughters as well as granddaughter have all grown up on cheese and potato and sauerkraut pierogies. I've taught my daughters how to make the dough as well as the filling so that they too can carry on the family tradition.

Clean up with some pretty crochet handmade Dish Cloths from my Moomettes Crochet shop !

Cotton Handmade Dish Cloths


Authentic Easy Pierogi Dough Recipe

2       -1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
2/3 cup   ice water
1/2 tsp   salt
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbl vegtable oil
1 egg

Sift flour, salt & baking powder into bowl. Make a
 well in the center.  Mix egg, water and oil together
and pour into well of flour mixture.  Work into flour.
Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in warm
 place.  cover and let rest 30 min.  Roll out and cut in
circles and fill.  Cook in boiling water 5 minutes then
let set for 5 min. more.

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