Pierogi Ruskie recipe (Vegan)

in veganuary •  3 months ago

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Happy foodfightfriday, I got to use my Christmas present from my mother in law, it is a pierogi maker. This version of pierogi is meant to be made from cheese 🧀 so I had to veganize it, in the spirit of Veganuary. Instead of using cheese 🧀 I used tofu and yeast flakes, and it tasted quite close to the real thing.

It is really easy to make the dough, basically just 600g flour and boiling water with a pinch of salt, mixing it really well and kneading the dough. I used holemeal spelt flour, but the original recipe uses plain flour, I am trying to make it a little healthier

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For the filling I pretty much just mixed up onions, garlic, tofu, and yeast flakes with mash and loads of pepper, the pepper gives it it's distinctive taste.

Ingredients for filling

280g tofu
4 potatoes
2 large onions
6 garlic cloves
Half a cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon hole grain mustard paste
A large pinch of pepper
Pinch of salt

First tofu block crumbled up.

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Then chopped up onions.

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Garlic

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Pepper, salt and mustard

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Yeast flakes

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And lastly the mash and mix it up real good.

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Once that was done I rolled out the dough.

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Brought out my fancy pierogi maker.

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It is a cutter on one side to cut out the pierogi pieces

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Then it is just a matter of dumping some filling in the machine and folding them.

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You meant to dump them into boiling water and wait for them to float, there is a risk that they will open up, and that is why I steam them instead.

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It takes about 15 minutes to steam, then I put them on a tray.

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The original recipe you are meant to fry them with onion and bacon 🥓, so I baked them instead to reduce oil. I chopped up some onions.

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I Made some vegan bacon with tofu, liquid smoke and soy sause.

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And chucked it on the pierogi and baked for half an hour.

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And that is how it's done, it is also not too bad making it with out the machine, I made a blog about it with out a machine a little while before but with a different filling. Here is a link if you want to see how to do it without a machine. https://steemit.com/fruitsandveggiesmonday/@gguy773/golabki-and-pierogi-with-wild-mushrooms-6726f49984314

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Thank you for this great recipe :)

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So good! I used to make empanadas with my friend that would end up looking like those. Another great recipe @gguy773. Good God, I don’t think I’ve ever seen upwards of 2000 upvotes… bravo friend 👏👏

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Thanks, I haven't tried empanadas before, something new I can try perhaps.

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They’re great! The trick is in making the dough, but you’d have no problem with that.

Amazing post @gguy773, looks like you had the best christmas with the cooking of your mom 😄

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