These are pierogis filled with cottage cheese, boiled and usually eaten with a sour cream sauce and crispy bacon. This is an old family recipe, from relatives who were Russian Poles.
This is quite an old, "traditional" Russian food. "Pirogi" simply means "pie." If you make a regular pie, this is the word you should use. Pirogi are usually baked. "Pirozhki" is a diminutive word for "pirogi" and means "little pie" or can even be equated with the word for a "turnover." These can be baked or fried. "Vareniki," usually refers to a type of a dumpling or the preparation of "pirozhki" by boiling. Russian vareniki are boiled and then, sometimes after that, are also quickly fried in butter so tat they don't stick together as much. - 01 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love this receipe!!! The whole thing is that they didn't rate this receipe, because they didn't know how easy it was!!! - 25 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This made very delicious pierogis but I found the dough difficult to work with, as I have carpel tunnel and it was nearly impossible to combine on my own. I would imagine a kitchen aide mixer with a dough attachment would make this a breeze, I wish I woulda been warned! - 05 Oct 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)