Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
- 5 cups all-purpose flour (approximately)
- 3 eggs
- 1 dash salt
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Mix with enough water to make like a bread dough.
- Cover with plastic wrap or lid and let sit overnight.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
- Add the salt, water, and oil; whisk until smooth.
- Slowly add about 3 cups flour, and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and work in about 1 cup flour as you knead.
- Use a plastic scraper to lift the dough as it will stick to the counter before the flour is worked inches
- Continue kneading for about 8 to 10 minutes, working in another 1/2 cup flour.
- The dough should be elastic and no longer sticky.
- Be careful not to add too much flour as this will toughen the dough.
- Place dough in a lightly floured bowl, and cover with plastic wrap; set aside while you prepare the filling of your choice.
- When you're ready to fill your pierogies, lay a clean linen towel on your counter, and evenly distribute cornmeal on it to prevent sticking.
- On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thickness.
- Using a 2 1/2-inch-diameter glass or cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as possible.
- Gather dough scraps together, roll out again, and continue cutting.
- place a teaspoon of your chosen filling in the center of each dough circle.
- Holding a circle in your hand, fold dough over filling, and pinch the edges, forming a thoroughly sealed crescent.
- Transfer to linen towel.
- Continue until all dough circles are filled.
- Add pierogi to the boiling water in batches.
- They will sink to the bottom of the pot, then rise to the top.
- Once they rise, let them cook for about 1 minute more.
- Meanwhile, drizzle platter with melted butter.
- Remove pierogi from pot, and transfer to platter to prevent sticking.
- Serve immediately.