traditional pierogi dough

Traditional pierogi dough recipe. This is the one you want to try if you would like to make sure that it is the way it is made in Poland.

Pierogi are very popular dumplings in Poland. I feel like everyone knows them, and if you are one of the people who don't, well, now you do. This recipe here is the most traditional one, even though it might not be the healthiest one. I promise however that if you make them you will not be dissapointed and you will be able to experience one of the most popular polish meals. Soon I will be posting other recipes for not so traditional, but healthier pierogi dough, so stay tuned!

Types of pierogi:
pierogi ruskie

traditional pierogi dough

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Makes: 40-60 dumplings                Time: 30 min



500 g (3 cups) flour
250 ml (1 cup) hot water
45 ml (3 Tbsp) oil
1½ g (½ tsp) salt


1. In the bowl mix all of the ingredients.

2. Sprinkle the pastry board or other flat surface with a little bit of flour.

3. Then place the dough on it and kneed it until smooth and elastic.

4. Cut the dough in two and cover one part with a damp and clean cloth.

5. Roll out the half of the dough until it's 1-2 mm thick and cut the circles using the class or a jar.

6. Fill in with the stuffing of your choice and fold closing them and squeezing edges to ensure they do not open. Continue with the rest of the dough.

7. In a pot boil the water with a little bit of oil and a pinch of salt.

8. Place gently part of the dumplings (pierogi) in the water and cook them until they start floating on top, then cook them for 1-2 minutes more. Take them out and continue with cooking the rest.

9. Serve with vegan yogurt, vegan butter or/and fried onions.

Notes and tips:

1. Storage: if you would like to store the dumplings for later, place them on the plate after cooking without them touching each other and let them cool down.Then store them covered in the fridge up to 2-3 days (once they are cold you can put them one on top of the other). To prevent them from sticking to each other you can spray them with a little bit of oil.

2. Freezing: you can also freeze the dumplings. To do so place the uncooked dumplings in the boiling water with oil and salt for 30 seconds. Then take them out and let them cool down on a plate without them touching each other. When they are cold place them in the freezer, still make sure they are not touching each other. After a few hours, when they are frozen you can transfer them into a container and store on top of each other.





traditional pierogi dough
traditional pierogi dough

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