Perogies are an Eastern European staple that has become common in almost every Winnipeg household, regardless of ethnicity. A common local ingredient, blueberries, makes a sweet dessert version that’s perfect for any celebration.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp canola oil
3 cups blueberries, washed and dried
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1. In a medium bowl, mix flour with salt. Form a well in the centre.
2. Break egg into well, add oil. Work into a dough by gradually adding water.
3. Knead until smooth. Place back in bowl. Set in a warm spot for 10 min.
4. In a small bowl, combine blueberries, sugar and cornstarch.
5. Roll out dough to 1/8″ thick. Cut into circles with a glass or cookie cutter.
6. Place a heaping spoonful of berries on the circle. Fold over and pinch the edges tightly with your fingers.
7. In a large pot of boiling water add perogies about 5 or 6 at a time. Once they float to the surface, cook for 2-3 more minutes until tender.
Yield 6-8 servings