Pierogi with Farmers Cheese (Vareniki Recipe)
Pierogi with farmer’s cheese is as classic Ukrainian as it gets. Called “vareniki,” these little dumplings are filled with sweet cheese and absolutely to-die-for!
Servings 70 Units
- 2 lb farmers cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
Whisk eggs together with sour cream, lukewarm water and milk until you get an even texture.
To the liquid ingredients, add in flour, sugar and salt. Knead the dough by hand or a stand-up mixer until it's no longer sticky.
Roll out the dough on a well floured surface. Using a cup, stamp out circles. Flour the cup to make it easier to cut circles.
One by one fill your circles with filling, placing the filling in the center.
Fold over the edges and tighten them up with your fingers, making sure it's firm enough for your filling not to fall out.
Bring a pot of water up to boil. Add 10-20 pierogi, cook until they float up to the top. Drain and top with melted unsalted butter. Optionally, serve with sour cream, jam or sugar.Tip: If freezing the pierogi, use a floured cooking sheet or cutting board. Once the pierogi are fully frozen, move them to a ziplock bag.
Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg