Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Blessed John Paul II, Pray For Us

Happy Feast Day, Dear Husband!  I love you so much. Today being your Feast Day (Name Day), I thought we could celebrate with one of your favorites....pierogies.  Even though you do not have an ounce of Polish blood in you (you are married to one), I thought we would celebrate with them since Blessed John Paul II was 100% Polish.

Polish Pierogi
adapted from:
& Polish grandmother friend

4 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 t salt
2/3 cup warm water

1 pound White American cheese
1 pound mashed potatoes (great way to use leftovers) - 3 cups

Toppings (optional)
Browned Butter (husband's favorite)
Sour Cream (my favorite)

Combine flour, eggs, sour cream, and salt.  Slowly add water until an elastic dough is formed.  Let rest.
For filling make mashed potatoes.  Stir in cheese until melted; add seasonings to taste.  Divide dough into thirds.  Roll out one third the dough until 1/8 inch thick.  Cut into 3inch rounds.  Spoon about 1t-1T filling into the middle of the rounds.  Fold and pinch (seal) shut.  Let rest on a floured counter.
Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Drop pierogie (3-4 at time) into boiling water.  Simmer 15minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.  Place in a large bowl or glass dish.  Serve warm.  If desired top with topping of your choice.

adapted from:
Stuff filling in cooked jumbo pasta shells. Bake (covered in a greased 9x13pan) at 350 for 25minutes.

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