How do you make Polish pierogi dough?


Quick Answer

To make Polish pierogi dough, sift 3 cups of all purpose wheat flour to aerate it and get rid of any lumps. Add salt and boiling water while stirring vigorously. Set it aside for five minutes before adding cold water and stirring vigorously. Set it aside for another 15 minutes, then add vegetable oil, and knead it until it becomes smooth, homogeneous and stretchy.

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How do you make Polish pierogi dough?
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The ingredients you need to make Polish pierogi dough include 3 cups of all-purpose wheat flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3/4 cup of boiling water, 1/4 cup of cold water and half a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Alternative recipes may include eggs, milk, fruit or sweetened cheese. This recipe requires 30 minutes to prepare and makes up to 30 pierogi.

Sifting the flour before preparing the dough ensures that the dough is soft and delicate in flavor. When you add the boiling water, it is normal for lumps of flour to form. Simply crumble them with a fork. When you set the dough aside, cover the bowl with a cotton cloth.

Examples of vegetable oils to use include sunflower oil, olive oil or canola. When kneading the dough, ensure that it is smooth and of uniform mass. If the dough is too sticky, you may add more flour. If it is too dry, add more water, milk or vegetable oil.

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