The Cornish Pasty
"Vareniki are Ukrainian dough pockets filled with potato, or potato and cheddar cheese, or sauerkraut, or cottage cheese, or blueberries, or cherries, or ... Ukrainian vareniki resemble to various degrees Polish pierogi, Russian pelmeni, Italian ravioli, Jewish kreplach, or Chinese wonton. The word "varenik" means "boiled one'.Have a taste of Anastasia Web Julia's Ukrainian vareniki!
1 1/3 cup cold water
4 cups flour
2 ts salt
4 cups farmer cheese
8 oz cream cheese
salt to taste
a little sour cream if the mixture is too dry
Separate yolks from whites, add yolks to the cottage cheese and mix it well. Mix dough - elastic and smooth. Roll it out as thin as it goes without tearing and cut out circles. Smear each with egg whites, put stuffing in the center, paste the edges together, put into boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes. Serve hot, with butter or sour cream.
Other filling choice:
Cherries: mix 1 lb pitted cherries with 1/2 cup sugar and let it rest for 15 minutes, then lightly squeeze it to get some of the juice out. Use the juice elsewhere or pour it on ready vareniki.
Potato: mash 8 large cooked potatoes. Add 2 large chopped onions, which have been sautéd in butter or vegetable oil. Season with pepper and salt. "