Pierogi I Recipe
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- warm water
- 1 recipe Sauerkraut Filling OR
- 1 recipe Potato Cheese Filling
step 1: In a large bowl, beat together eggs, carton sour cream, and salt. Stir in flour and warm water. Add water until dough feels like velvet. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, and knead until smooth. Roll out to a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 3 1/2 inch circles with either the top of a glass or a biscuit cutter. Cover with waxed paper to prevent drying out if not filling immediately.
step 2: Place 1 or 2 tablespoons filling on one side of a circle of dough. Fold over, and seal by pressing the edges with a fork. Repeat until ingredients are used.
step 3: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Immerse pierogi. Cook until the dumplings float to the surface. (See Cook's Note for tips on freezing extra pierogies.)