How to make Polish dumplings?
If you are considering participating in a pierogi cooking class, you probably have already eaten Polish dumplings. Or even tried to make them!
There are dozens of recipes for cooking Polish pierogi. Dumplings are comfort food, which means there is no strict way to make them. They were invented centuries before people started using measuring mugs or kitchen scales. All in all do not get too attached to the exact amounts of ingredients for making Polish pierogi. I believe that the dough will just tell you if it needs more flour or water:-). Anyway during our pierogi cooking class you will master all the skills!
ingredients for Polish pierogi
200 g (7 oz) flour
200 ml ( 0,8 cups) of boiling water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Pinch of salt
+ beetroot juice/turmeric/sweet paprika/dried parsley/dried dill etc
Bring the dough for Polish pierogi together, kneading well and adding more flour or water as necessary. Leave it to rest under a bowl you used for kneading for 15-20 min.
On a floured work surface, roll the dough out thinly (2-3 mm) and cut with a round or glass. Spoon a portion of the filling into the middle of each circle. Fold dough into half-moon shapes and pinch edges firmly together. Let your creativity lead you through this stage.
Gather scraps, re-roll and fill. Repeat with remaining of the dough. Sprinkle a tray with flour and place the filled pierogi on it in a single layer. You may cover with a tea towel until all are ready to be cooked.
Bring water to boil in a large, low pan and add salt. Drop in the pierogi carefully, stir lightly to ensure that they don’t stick together or to the bottom. Return to the boil and reduce heat. When the pierogi welcome you on the surface, continue to cook for 2 minutes more (depending on size). Take out carefully with a slotted spoon, add topping and serve. Here comes a well deserved part: the pierogi party! Smacznego!
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