Dumplings for Christmas Eve borscht

Dumplings for Christmas Eve borscht


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About this recipe: These delightful mushroom filled dumplings are flavourful and fun and the perfect addition to Christmas eve borscht.


Serves: 10 

  • For the dough
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 120ml warm water
  • For the filling
  • 150g dried wild mushrooms
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soured cream
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:15min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    For the dough:

  1. Combine the flour, butter, egg and a little water, mix with your hands gradually adding more water. Knead the dough until smooth. Divide the dough into 3 parts. On a lightly floured surface thinly roll out each part.
  2. Cut the dough into 4cm squares, place a teaspoon of filling in the centre of each square. Fold over the filling to form a triangle. Pinch the edges to seal and bring together the opposite endings of triangle and pinch.
  3. For the filling:

  4. Rinse the mushrooms, soak for 15 minutes and cook in a large pan of salted water until tender. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and and chop. Reserve the liquid.
  5. In a frying pan, warm the oil then add the onions, cook and stir until soft.
  6. Stir in mushrooms, soured cream, breadcrumbs and mix well. Simmer for few minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Reheat the water the mushrooms were cooked in. Place dumplings in batches and cook until they float on the surface. Spoon into a colander and drain. Serve.

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