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Hot cheese Russian dumplings (varenyky)


Combine the buttermilk, water and vegetable oil in a bowl.
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, pour in the buttermilk mixture and the egg. Stir until a soft dough forms. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Combine the feta, farm cheese, dill and egg yolk.
Roll out pastry on a lightly floured work surface to a 3 mm-thick rectangle. Using a 9.5 cm pastry cutter, cut out 12 rounds. Place 1 tbsp cheese mixture on centre of each round and fold to enclose. Using a fork, crimp the edges together firmly.
Working in batches of 3, cook dumplings in a pan of boiling salted water for 3 minutes or until they float to the surface. Drizzle with melted butter and serve with sour cream.


¼ cup buttermilk

¼ cup water

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 cups plain flour

½ tsp salt

1 egg

100 g drained, crumbled feta

150 g crumbled farm cheese (see Note)

2 tbs pfinely chopped dill

1 egg yolk