Due to my recent change to a vegan diet I had to come up with some substitute for a cheese that would be added to traditional polish pierogies. Thanks to science I am able to use Nutritional Yeast instead, which not only adds an amazing cheese flavor but also boosts your system with Vitamin B12!
Step 1: The Filling
Peel 4 Lg potatoes
Boil them until soft (like for puree)
Chop a few cloves of garlic and 2 onions
Saute with some olive oil on medium heat
Step 2: The Dough
It's very easy.
All you need is 2 cups of water and 1 cup of hot (boiling) water
Add water to the flour slowly and stir it with a spoon, you might not need the full cup.
When it's cool enough to touch press it lightly with your fingers to form a ball.
Step 3: Preparing the dough
If you have forms for pierogies you can use the back side, if not then use a wide mouth glass, etc. and you will have to close pierogies with your fingers (much more time but same effect).
Step 4: Time to finish the filling
Add some salt and pepper for taste
Add 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
Step 5: Forming Pierogies
Put some of the filling onto the dough circle and fold it in half.
Close it with your fingers or pierogies form.
Step 7: The End
You have just made your first vegan pierogies!
Enjoy them with a side of your favorite dip. We had them with some homemade vegan ranch sauce and sauerkraut!