Recipe by: Justin Wise
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes. Serves: 90 dumplings


  • Dough

  • 700g plain flour

  • 2 ½ cups of water

  • Filling

  • 6 Kestrel potato

  • 4 onions diced

  • 50ml oil

  • Cracked black pepper to taste

  • 100g butter

  • 200g grated cheddar cheese


  • For the Dough:

  • 1.

    Place flour into a stainless steel bowl, make a well add all the water and mix well with a spatula.

  • 2.

    Take out the dough out and kneed on a floured bench until the dough is smooth

  • 3.

    Allow to rest back in the bowl covered with a tea towel

  • For the Filling:

  • 1.

    Peel the potatoes and place into a pot of cold salted water, place on high heat and boil until soft.

  • 2.

    Mash the potatoes while hot and place into a bowl. Keeping them hot

  • 3.

    Peel and finely dice the onions

  • 4.

    Heat a pan on medium heat and place in the oil and onions sweat for 2 minutes then add the butter and continue to cook until caramelized.

  • 5.

    Add the onions to the mashed potatoes and mix in the grated cheese. Combine well until mix is smooth

  • 6.

    Roll mix into 75g balls

  • To assemble:

  • 1.

    Divide dough into 4 pieces.

  • 2.

    Lightly flour your bench

  • 3.

    Take the 1st piece of the dough and roll out until ½ cm thick

  • 4.

    Using a cutter that is 7cm in diameter cut as many pieces as you can

  • 5.

    Take one of the cut pieces of dough and place one of the rolled filling in the middle, now fold over the ends to form a ½ moon shape. Pinch the ends together all the way along the side. Make sure there are no holes.

  • 6.

    Repeat until all the dough and filling is used.

  • 7.

    Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Heap the water boiling rapidly

  • 8.

    Place the Varenyky into water in batches of 12.

  • 9.

    When they float to the top give them 30 more seconds, take out and serve with melted butter

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (18 servings)

  • Energy 316kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 8g
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 79mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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