Steamed Blueberry Vareniki aka Pierogi
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 40 Units
- 4 cup Flour
- 1 cup Lukewarm Water
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2/3 tbsp Yeast
- 3 cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 cup Sugar
Prepare the ingredients for this recipe. For those of you that aren't really used to baking with yeast, this recipe is very forgiving. You'll be amazed at the ease.
Combine together flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt and yeast.
In small portions add in water. Knead the dough until it's smooth. Cover the dough and let it rise for about an hour.
Prepare the blueberries and sugar, no need to combine them yet. Also prepare some flour to work with the dough.
Divide the dough into equal pieces. If you continue dividing each pierce into halves, they should come out pretty even. Cover the dough with a towel while you are working on them.
Either roll out each piece or stretch it out by hands. Place blueberries in the middle and cover them with sugar, about 1/3 a teaspoon in each.
Fold it over and pinch to seal. Make sure all holes are sealed well. Leave them on a floured surface or make just one steaming batch at a time.
If you have something at home you use for steaming, great! Here is what I used, a flat mash strainer and microwave cover. I did have to seal the microwave cover with foil, because it has little holes in it and when you seam, you cannot have any of it escape.
Bring a pot with water to a boil, place a flat mash strainer on top. Place vareniki on a strainer and cover it with the lid.
Let them steam for about 3 minutes. To make sure they are fully cooked, break one and see if the dough is puffy.
They are light and puffy. They can be reheated, but best on the first day.
Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.6mg