Vareniki is a Ukrainian analogue of Russian pelmeni and Italian ravioli, a stuffed pasta. The filling of fruits, cottage cheese, berries, vegetables, mushrooms and meat is wrapped in unfermented dough. The most popular filling is cottage cheese. Vareniki are folded crescent-shaped and served with sour cream. No less popular are lazy vareniki: these are either pieces of dough without a filling, or with a filling placed between two layers of dough. In the latter case, a huge varenik is cut into squares and laid out on plates. In addition to Ukraine, vareniki are very popular in Russia; they are known under various names in Poland (pierogi) and Lithuania (koldūnai).


  • milk - 250 ml
  • egg - 1 piece
  • a pinch of salt
  • flour – as much as the dough takes
  • cottage cheese - 500-600 g
  • sugar - 2-4 tbsp.

Preparation method (receipt)

Mix milk, egg and salt in a sauteuse, with addition of flour, so as to make dough like for pancakes, and stir well. The dough should be free of lumps. Start medium heating and, stirring constantly, warm the mixture to a thick state. Remove the bowl with the dough from fire and add flour. It is important that the dough is elastic and not sticky. Roll the dough into a film and leave to rest for 30 minutes. Prepare the filling (for example, mix cottage cheese with sugar). Then mold crescent-shaped vareniki. Cook and serve with sour cream, honey and berries.

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