Sweet Farmer's Cheese Pierogi
Sweet Cheese Pierogi (Pierogi z Serem) are a great alternative to the other pierogi flavors. This dumpling is filled with the finest farmer’s cheese mixed with sugar and a hint of vanilla. The sweet cheese variety can be served as part of a main course or as a dessert.
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), baker's cheese (milk, lactic acid), coarse farina (wheat farina, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) soybean oil, water, liquid whole eggs, egg white, potato starch, salt, rice flour, vanilla (water, alcohol (35%), vanilla bean extractives)
For Best Quality, quicker prep time and a classic taste, heat 3-4 qtrs. of water in a pot and bring to a slow boil. Add a tsp. of salt for taste. Place pierogi in boiling water and cook uncovered for 2 to 3 minutes or until they rise to the top. Stir occasionally and drain thoroughly once done. Do not overcook.
IMPORTANT: Overcooking will decrease the quality of the dough.
Option: Once the pierogi have cooked, and have been thoroughly drained, you can fry them on a pan for a crispy taste. Place pierogi on a skillet with melted butter and fry on low heat until evenly brown on both sides.
For Best Quality and a crunchy taste, take pierogi out of the freezer and allow them to thaw for about 3-4 hours (As a faster option you may also defrost in the microwave, but this is a less healthy option). Once the pierogi have thawed, place them evenly in a skillet with melted butter and 3 to 4 tbsp. of water on low heat and turn occasionally to brown evenly on both sides.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to keep on low heat as you fry the pierogi as high heat toughens the dough.
Weight: 11-13 pierogi per package. approx 1lb.
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