Friday, 20 July 2012

Blueberry Perogies

 Blueberry bomb!

If there was one food that I could eat all day, it would definitely be potatoes. You can do anything with those things! Bake them, fry them, put them in perogies...

And don't get me started on perogies. They are one of my favorite things to eat. And since I have never made them...


 The boiled version

Almost every time I would go to a holiday dinner with my boyfriend's family, his grandmother would make potato and cheese perogies, or, as they call it, pedaheh.

And she doesn't just make a batch. She makes at least 3 big bowls full. And boy are they good! Not only does she make this, she makes AT LEAST 4 pies, and the whole rest of the dinner. Honestly, I was tired after making one batch of these super easy perogies.

Maybe one day I can make make it to that expert level of cooking. One day...


 The fried version

So while I was talking about my love for perogies with one of my friends, she asked me if I've ever tried blueberry perogies. I give her a blank stare. What, on God's green earth are blueberry perogies? Like a turtle swimming in maple syrup, it just sounded wrong.

But she's Polish, and she said it's a favorite in her family. Actually her favorite ways to eat perogies. Since I'm up for anything, I decided that I'll try making it. And I think that I've found a new favorite dessert.


Scoop some ice cream on it. Perfect.


Ingredients:

-3 cups fresh blueberries
-1/3 cup sugar

-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup water
-1 large egg
-2 teaspoons vegetable oil
-1 teaspoon salt


Directions:

    1.   Mix the blueberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    2.   Put flour in a medium bowl, and make a well in the centre. Add the water, egg, vegetable oil and salt in the well. Whisk the middle, slowly incorporating the flour until a soft dough forms.
    3.   On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
    4.   Roll out the dough using a rolling pin until the dough is around 1/8 inch thick. Use a large mug to cut circles into the dough. Place a teaspoon of the blueberries in the centre of the dough and fold over, pinching the edges to seal completely.
    5.
The boiled version: Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Sprinkle with salt. When the water is boiling, add the perpgies a few at a time. Once the perogies pop up to the surface and stay there, remove and transfer to a plate.
The fried version: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil on a skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the perogies without overcrowding the skillet, and let brown on both sides.





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22 comments:

  1. its true that we cant reach upto the level of grandmas.. pirogies looks awesome.. nice try..

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  2. I love perigees and would love to make them as well as my mother-in-law. I don't believe I've ever seen her make them with fruit, but I remember seeing them in the Polish markets in Montreal a few years ago.

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  3. Ooh, yum! Sweet versions of perogies!

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  4. I LOVE pierogies so much! There is a local russian market that makes their version of the tasty dumpling, I think they are called Pulmeni? I get them often with all sorts of tasty filling.

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  5. I have never heard of perogies before - thanks for introducing them to me. They look yum!

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  6. Oh I have never heard of perogies before too! But look at it and two ways to cook it, it looks like dumpling to me! I think either way boil or fry, I know this must be delicious!

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  7. LOL at the turtle swimming in maple syrup. XD

    But wow, this DOES look good. I haven`t even heard of them before. Lucky me, I have every thing in the fridge already!

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  8. I've never heard of these before so I'm intrigued to try them out!

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  9. Oh yes, I agree with you about eating potatoes all day every day..they are so versatile they practically go with everything!

    Love the looks of your perogies, I had it for the first time a few weeks ago and I loved it. :D Although the versions I had were savoury, sweet sounds good too!

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  10. I used to love them when I was a kid.. :) my grandma was making them for me and my sis

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  11. First time I've seen this :D
    But certainly not the last - love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Very intrigued by this dish...absolutely new to me and looks delicious!

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  13. I've seen some perogies online but haven't tried it yet :P :D That blueberry perogies sounds delicious ! Love that fried version :D

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  14. I have only made peirogis once and it was a savory one with mushrooms and onions... I would never have thought of blueberries but after seeing this I have to give it a try.. Gotta trust the Polish!

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  15. These are awesome I never thought of making perogies as a type of desserts. Thanks for sharing, gonna give a whirl some time this week.

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  16. Can you believe I've never made these before? And they look and sound so very good! Thank you so much for sharing them with me. I'll have to make these ASAP!

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  17. Delicious blueberry perogies, grandma recipe will be always best.

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  18. I have never had perogies...they sound really fascinating with blueberry filling.

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  19. We love perogies, never had blueberry before, these look amazing!

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  20. This is really different- love it :)

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  21. i never heard of perogies and delighted to see that they can be boiled and fried!

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