I’m so excited to share this recipe with you today.
Have you ever had a pierogi? I hadn’t until I made these, but my husband informs me that in some parts of the country pierogies are very popular.
I must say, I’ve been missing out. These things are DELICIOUS. (I mean…..you dip them in sour cream! What could be wrong?)
If you are interested in making these little bundles of yumminess, you’re going to have to invest in a pierogi maker – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html . (Don’t worry, they don’t cost much and are well worth the investment.) I got mine from the amazing online store Pantry Paratus – http://pantryparatus.com/about . They are a family owned and operated business located in Montana. They were also kind enough to offer my readers a GIVEAWAY. Get the recipe and check out the rest of the details below.
So. What do you want first – the recipe or the giveaway? Let’s do recipe.
Like I mentioned, I had never made or eaten pierogies before and I have to say, my first try at it was pretty amazing (thanks especially to how easy the pierogi maker – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html was to use). Additionally, my family has given up all white flour (or at least as much as is humanly possible without being COMPLETE hermits and never eating at someone else’s house or at a restaurant). So, when I saw that a standard pierogi dough recipe called for all-purpose flour, I decided I had to adjust. Here’s what I came up with:
2 1/2 cups whole flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup melted butter
*note* If you use all purpose flour, you will probably need less liquid ingredients so don’t just sub all purpose for whole wheat in this recipe.
1. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
2. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
4. Knead the dough slowly until it is firm and well mixed. (If your dough is really sticky, add flour a little at a time until it is firm.)
5. On a well floured surface, roll your dough out with a rolling pin until it is as thin as you can get it. The whole wheat pierogies are going to be thicker than the white flour ones you are used to but you should still be able to get the dough fairly thin.
6. Using your pierogi maker – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html as a guide, cut out strips of dough that will cover the top of the pierogi maker.
1. Make your filling. There are zillions of combinations and you can do just about anything you want. I did a simple potato and cheese filling. I just mashed up some potatoes with a spoonful of sour cream, some salt and a handful of cheddar cheese. Yum!
2. Follow the instructions on your pierogi maker – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html to make your pierogies.
3. Boil them in water for 8-10 minutes and then pan fry in ghee. Serve with a side of sour cream for dipping and enjoy!
(This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It’s Monday at Nourishing Joy – http://nourishingjoy.com/ .)
How good do those sound, right? And super easy!
Now…. onto the giveaway. After reading this recipe and my glowing recommendations, I’m sure you’d be excited to win one of these pierogi makers – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html that I’ve been promoting, am I right?
Follow These Steps to Win
1. Head on over to Pantry Paratus’s website and check out the pierogi maker —–> HERE – http://pantryparatus.com/our-store/kitchen-tools/bread-pasta-pastry/pierogi.html . Leave a blog post comment letting us know one OTHER thing that you’d love to have from their shop.
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Best of Luck!
(* Note: This giveaway is open to US residents only.*)
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(This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It’s Monday at Nourishing Joy – http://nourishingjoy.com/ and Frugally Sustainable (Sustainable Ways) – http://frugallysustainable.com/2014/01/frugal-days-sustainable-ways-103/
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