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    From Dave Drum@1:3634/12 to All on Thu Nov 28 17:34:00 2019
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    Title: Lazy Vareniki - Cheese Dumplings
    Categories: Breads, Cheese, Appetisers
    Yield: 2 servings

    1/2 lb Farmer's cheese or ricotta
    1 lg Egg
    2 tb Sugar; omit if making savory
    - dumplings
    1/4 ts Salt
    3/4 c (70 g) cake flour
    3/4 c (70 g) all-purpose flour
    4 tb Butter
    Lots of water for boiling

    Whisk together the egg, cheese, sugar, and salt together
    in a mixing bowl just until homogeneous.

    Stir in the flours and mix lightly with a wooden spoon.
    Use your hands, if you feel you have more control that

    Sometimes, the specified amount of flour is enough to
    form a ball of dough. Sometimes, you need to add more.
    If the dough is too sticky, add one tablespoon of each
    flour into it just until you can form a ball.

    No need to knead it as if you’re making pasta or bread
    dough. In fact, the less you mix the dough, the lighter
    your dumplings will be. The dough is not supposed to be
    elastic and super smooth. If the exterior of the dough
    ball is still a tad sticky, dust your counter top with
    just enough flour to allow you to shape and cut the
    dough; nothing more.

    Boil lots of water in a large pot. You’re cooking these
    dumplings pasta-style.

    Divide the dough ball into quarters. Roll each quarter
    into a 1/4" thick rope. Cut each rope into 1/2" pieces
    on the diagonal.

    Put 2 tablespoons of butter in a bowl; set aside.

    When the water comes to a full boil, gently drop the
    dumplings in. Let them cook undisturbed. Within a couple
    of minutes, they’ll float to the top at which point,
    scoop them out with a slotted spoon and place them in a
    colander. Rinse them very briefly with cold water. This
    helps rinse off some residual starch which makes them
    stick together.

    Immediately put the rinsed dumplings, which are still
    warm, into the butter bowl. Swirl the dumplings around.
    The residual heat in the dumplings will melt the butter
    and the swirling helps ensure that each dumpling is
    coated with the melted butter.

    The dumplings are now ready to serve with your choice of

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