Pierogies ~ Stuffed Dough Pockets

pierogiesI’ve said it before and I will say it again!  I feel so blessed to work with such a talented group of individuals in our Sunday Supper Movement.  Our contributors blow me away with their recipes, creativity and dedication.  I am honored to be featuring one of our contributors today and love that she shared a recipe that I love and have never made at home.  Cindy from  Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspires me every week with her wonderful Sunday Supper recipes and today I am so excited to share her recipe for Pierogies.

I’m so excited about guest posting here at Family Foodie for my friend Isabel! I first heard about the Sunday Supper Movement and #SundaySupper tweetchat back in June and knew I wanted to join! The #SundaySupper members are such a supportive group of food bloggers and really talented cooks in their own right!
Today I wanted to share with you one of my own favorite recipes that mean so much to me. An old family recipe passed down from my Gram to my Mom then to me. It didn’t stop there. I passed it on to my daughter and granddaughter.
That dish would be…
Pierogies!

Pierogies are little dough “pockets” that you can stuff with just about anything! Wait let me clarify that last statement! Pierogies have many names and depending on your nationality, these little dumpling relatives take on a variety of fillings.
I’m Pennsylvania Dutch, which means I have an Eastern European background and we make ours with potato and cheese, sauerkraut, sautéed cabbage and onion, and occasionally ground meat.
What makes pierogies different from boiled ravioli, pot-stickers and other pasta based dough pockets is that we boil it first then sauté in butter or deep fry.
These little treasures were my first working with pasta dough experience.
There’s an art to making homemade pasta. My Gram used to say, “You need to know how to make ‘em with your eyes shut!” Old school.
There’s a certain feel to the dough depending whether you’re making pies, pasta or bread. So I hope I can do justice to explaining the process with words and pictures!

 

I can’t wait to try this awesome recipe.  I like my Pierogies in butter with onions ummmm….

For more of Cindy’s fabulous recipes, head on over to Cindy’s Recipes and Wrtings!  You can also connect with Cindy here: FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

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