Cheese dumplings (Perogies)

A dish from the Ukraine


  • Ingredients (4 servings) Dough - 300 g (2½ cups) flour - 1 tsp. salt - 180 ml (¾ cup) warm water - 1 tsp. baking powder - 1 tsp. light oil - 1 egg, well beaten Filling - 3 potatoes - 145 g (1 cup) dry cottage cheese - 3 egg yolks - salt and pepper


Mix the dough ingredients, turn onto a floured board and knead (the dough should be slightly sticky). Cover and leave for 30 minutes. Boil, drain and mash the potatoes, then stir in the egg yolks, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Roll the dough, adding flour as necessary, and cut into circles 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter. Place a ball of potato mixture in the centre of each circle, fold dough over the ball and pinch shut. Cook in boiling water until the perogies float. Drain and sprinkle with melted butter.

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