Cooking motherland of Pelmeni is considered Siberia, but now they are spread not only all over Russia, but also around the world. Pelmeni are made by all family members for the whole family, it is a true family uniting cooking process with jokes and smiles, and for sure, with "pepper surprises" in pelmeni dumplings.
4 1/2 c flour
3 ea eggs
1 ts salt
1 c water
2 tb butter
1 tb vegetable oil
1/2 c finely chopped onions
400 g lean beef chuck ground twice
400 g fresh pork ground twice
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c Sour cream
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In a large mixing bowl, combine flour & salt then make a deep well in the center. Drop in eggs & water. Now with a large spoon, slowly & thoroughly mix flour into liquid ingredients. Do this until mixture can be gathered into a ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface & knead it by folding it end-to-end. Then press it down & pushing it forward several times with the heel of your hand. Sprinkle dough with extra flour when necessary to prevent it from sticking to board. Knead for 10-12 mins. or until the dough is smooth & elastic. Next shape in into a ball, wrap it loosely in wax paper & allow it to rest at room temp. for 1-2 hrs.
In a large & heavy skillet, melt butter in oil over high-heat. Add chopped onions then stir frequently. Cook over moed-heat for 3-4 minutes until soft & lightly colored. Use a rubber spatula to scrape onions into a large mixing bowl then add meat, pork fat, salt, pepper& a 1/2 cup of cold water & mix with a large spoon until ingredients are well combined. On a lightly floured surface, roll reserved dough into a rough rectangle about 1/8" thick. Lift the dough over back of your hands & pull your hands apart, stretching dough carefully until it is almost paper thin.
1. Roll the dough, cut small circles by the mold, stretch the dough over the mold.
2. Then load a piece of filling in the defined space and press the mold together.
3. Pelmeni or vareniki are ready!
4. Enjoy Russian food festival!!!Cuisine:
Olga's collectionRecipe category: Meat-Dishes > Pork
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