2.23.2012

Farmer's Cheese Gnocchi or ленивые вареники

I've loved this dish since I was little. What's not to love about soft, buttery pillows made of farmer's cheese. So when E wasn't feeling well this week, I made her a batch, with her assistance of course.

4 oz farmers cheese
1 egg
4 tbsp flour
dash of salt

Boil about 1 quart of water to rolling boil. While coming to a boil, mix the ingredients together until just coming together and consistent. Roll into rolls of about 1 inch in thickness. Place over a healthy dusting of flour, and cut into quarter inch thick pieces. They will stick together so dust with flour to prevent. Salt the boiling water. Carefully throw in the gnocchi into the water, one by one, to prevent sticking. They will be ready as soon as they float to the surface (about 1-2 minutes). Remove the ones that float up, into a mixing bowl with about 1 tbsp of butter, using a slotted spoon. Serve immediately.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lena, a vy tvorog protirali cherez sito? Mnogie sovetuyut protirat', no ya ne delala, v rezul'tate vareniki poluchilis' grainy (prostite, za neimeniem russkogo slova ispol'zuyu angliskoe:))Ya delala iz "mestnoi" standartnoi upakovki tvoroga (1 lb), dobavila 1 cup of flour. Oni poluchilis' vkusnymi, no vse zhe nemnogo neprochnimi. V sleduyuschi raz budu klast' chut' bol'she muki. Spasibo, chto napomnili takoi zamechatel'niy retsept! :)
Yuliya.

Lenka said...

Юлия, рада что напомнила рецепт! Творог я не протирала, но он был домашний. Если пользуюсь покупным, обычно взбиваю с маленьким количеством сметаны. Последний раз я делала вaренички, вместо выкатаванья, я тесто положила в ziplock - отрезала уголок, и выдавливала по одному вареничку прямо в кипящею воду. Из интереса, как вы нашли мой блог?

Anonymous said...

Lena, spasibo za otvet i za sovet! Blog mne pokazala Masha, kotoraya u vas sidela s rebenkom :-) Ya chasten'ko zahozhu, mne ooooochen' nravitsya! :-)
Yuliya.