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Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

Erika IlyinaLS Food
Steamed varenyky . Source: freepik

Steamed varenyky are a delicious and easy-to-cook dish that has a Ukrainian soul. Every housewife knows how to cook varenyky since childhood because her mother or grandmother taught her how.

But times are changing, and dishes are becoming more modern. That's why the "VO!" YouTube channel has published a recipe for steamed varenyky with cherries, the dough for which is made with kefir.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

Ingredients for the dough

  • 2.5% kefir - 250 ml
  • yolk - 1 pc
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • salt - ½ tsp
  • flour - 360 g
  • soda - 1/3 tsp.

Ingredients for the filling

  • cherries
  • sugar - 100 g
  • corn starch - 1 tbsp

Ingredients for the grease

  • butter - to taste
  • sugar - to taste

Method of preparation

1. Mix room temperature kefir with salt, sugar and egg yolk.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

2. Sift flour and baking soda and mix well.

3. Add the kefir mixture to the flour and knead the dough first with flour and then with your hands. It should be sticky.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

4. Cover the bowl with the dough and leave it for 20 minutes.

5. Prepare the filling. Remove cherry pits and strain the juice.

6. Mix cornstarch with sugar.

7. Put the dough on a silicone mat sprinkled with flour and roll it out into a layer 6-7 mm thick.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

8. Cut out circles with a diameter of 7 cm.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

9. Put 1 tsp of sugar with starch and cherries on each circle of dough. Form varenyky.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

10. Steam for 5 minutes.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

11. Grease with butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Steamed varenyky with kefir: how to cook an authentic Ukrainian dish in a modern way

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