Monday, December 11, 2006

Cheese Pierogi

Here's another recipe leftover from summer - however, these little pierogi would work very well for christmas too. They're an excellent addition to any buffet. And feel free to play around with the filling - I like them with cheese, but they're fine with anything, really. You can also sprinkle them with sesame seeds, nigella seeds, maybe some dried herbs, chopped up nuts.. hey, maybe a filling with feta cheese and dried apricots, and a sprinkling of hazelnuts? You can eat them hot or at room temperature, and they can easily be frozen.

And yes, you need quark for this recipe. If you can't find it, make your own or use ricotta. It will be close enough.

Cheese Pierogi
makes about 20

300 g butter
200 g quark
about 1 litre (4 cups) of flour
1 tsp salt

100 g shredded sharp cheese
50 g cream cheese
1 egg yolk
black pepper

1 egg, beaten with a few drops of water

Run flour, salt and butter together in a food processor. Add the quark, and let it run until you just have a gathered dough. You might need a bit of extra flour if it looks very wet. Leave to rest for about an hour in the fridge.

Mix all ingredients for the filling.

Roll out the dough and cut squares, about 10 cm in size (4 inches). Add a spoonful of filling, brush the edges with beaten egg, and fold into a triangel. Press down with a fork to make the edges completely sealed. Brush pierogi with egg, and place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 200°C for 10-12 minutes.

The recipe in Swedish:


Anonymous said...

My grandma used to make the best pierogi! I want to try making these ones, mine have never been as good as hers.

Katerina ante portas said...

Hallo Anna, what a blog that of yours!
We in Greece say them "tyropitakia".
Nice recipe, I'll try that special dough.

(We have a link here, unfortunately in greek, because we like your blog and recipes)

Anonymous said...

you should call them cheese-ogies

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. My mother makes pirogis with potato, mushroom, and garlic filling. Cheese sounds great too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne!

I love your blog and officially told the world today.

Anonymous said...

Trying again with the link. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

Anne- you're amazing! I love my BBM package, thank you sooo much!

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Anyone who visits my blog will know that I go crazy for anything smelling like Poland - and of course Pierogi fit the bill perfectly.

I've no doubt my wife will be making some Pierogi shortly too in time for xmas!

Anne said...

Brilynn, oooh, I'm so glad you got it :) Enjoy!!

Katerina - aww, sorry, I wish I could read greek! :)

Gustad - that's cute :)

Kat - AH! That sounds delicious!

Kirsten, that's so sweet, thank you!

Scott - nice! Hope you enjoy them!

Anonymous said...

Cheese Pierogi sounds nice, thanks for the recipe.