Polish quark dumplings

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    These dumplings are called "lazy pierogi" in Polish, because they contain similar ingredients as pierogi, but require much less effort. Serve them as a dessert with melted butter and sugar or as a side dish with a savoury sauce.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 3 to 4L water
    • 1 teaspoon salt, and as needed
    • 700g quark cheese
    • 3 eggs
    • 150g plain flour, sieved
    • 100g butter
    • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place a large pot with 3 to 4 L of water on low heat and cover. Add a teaspoon of salt and mix to dissolve.
    2. If the quark is grainy - grind it or press through a sieve to obtain a smooth texture.
    3. Add quark to a large bowl. (If the quark is grainy, pass it through a sieve to obtain a smoother texture). Add eggs and half of the flour; mix until even and a softer mixture forms.
    4. Add remaining flour and a pinch of salt, mix well.
    5. Transfer the dough on a floured surface and roll long logs about 2.5cm in diameter. Cut the logs diagonally into 3cm pieces.
    6. Bring the pot of water to the boil; drop the dumplings in batches into the boiling water. Mix with a spoon and boil for 2 minutes from the moment they float to the surface.
    7. Remove with a slotted spoon into a colander or onto a plate.
    8. To prepare the topping, heat up a dry pan until hot. Add breadcrumbs and stir to brown evenly. Once nicely browned, add butter and mix until melted. Pour over the dumplings on a plate. Serve immediately.

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