For the filling:
1 medium onion
6 cloves garlic
2 cups of mushrooms
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 medium potato (~ 6 oz)
For the dough:
2 C flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp saltmeasures conversion [+]
To make the dough: place the ingredients in a food processor. Process until it forms a ball. Knead by hand for ~ 5 min. then wrap it and let the dough rest for 30 min.
To make the filling: Finely chop the garlic and onion - begin to saute in a little vegetable stock. Chop the mushrooms very fine and add to the onion mix. Cook this over medium heat until the mushrooms just begin to brown. Take off the heat. While the shrooms are cooking peel and slice the potato and zap it in the microwave for a few minutes until it's cooked enough to mash. Mash the potato in with the mushroom mix. Season to taste.
To assemble: Divide the dough into thirds. Roll the dough to ~ 1/8" thick and cut into 3 1/2" inch circles. Place ~ 1tsp of the filling in the center of each circle. Fold the dough over to form a half-moon shape and seal it shut with your fingers. Place them on a lightly floured towel while you finish making the others.
To cook: bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 8 or 9 vareniki to the water. Wait for them to float to the top, then wait ~ 1 minute longer before removing, place into a bowl to keep warm. Cook the remaining vareniki the same way. When all are done, serve with sour cream and greens.
Recipe category: Appetizers > Mushrooms
, Breads-and-Pastry > Dumplings