From Babcii’s recipe that Mom transcribed. Babcii said this recipe was from Aunt Mary, Dzdadi’s sister.
Makes approximately 18 pierogies
- 2 Tbl butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbl sour cream
- 2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- pinch salt
Melt butter and add to milk. Add the sour cream to make 7/8 cup total.
Add flour and salt and knead until not sticky. Then let it rest 10 minutes.
- 8oz farmer’s cheese (can substitute all cottage cheese, or mom tried cream cheese). They have Farmer’s cheese at Seakor Polish Deli.
- 1lb (16oz) large curd cottage cheese (whole milk). Eric says use 10-12oz
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon (try nutmeg sometime?)
- 1 egg yolk (use white to seal the dough when filling them)
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbl flour
Mix everything together. We usually have a half cup extra.
Divide dough in half and work one half at a time, covering the other half so it doesn’t dry out. Roll out to the right thickness. Cut dough into circles with a large 16oz tomato can. Fill with cheese filling, and seal using egg white. Press with a fork on the edge or roll edge by hand.
Add salt to boiling water + a pat of butter. Drop pierogies into boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes or until dough is done like spaghetti. Drain on a rack or plate. When dry, turn onto a towel to the opposite side to dry. These can be frozen as-is until ready to eat.
Just before eating, fry in onions and butter and simmer covered with a little water to steam them.