Do you decide to cook pierogi? You even invent a filling. I think, it’s going to be different. It can be meat or something sweet. To prolong the pleasure. But most important thing is dough.

Pierogi basis is dough. That it plays a leading role. It should be thin, but to keep the shape, resist modeling and well unroll. It should not pull the blanket over itself. When cooking, it should not collapse or open along the seam, and if you decide to unfreeze the dumplings, the dough should not crack. And melt in your mouth.

Are you scared? Do not be afraid.

Today I’ll tell you about the three Best Pierogi Dough Recipes.

To make incredible pierogi you need to use a good flour and use a sieve.

And no less important ingredients are a good mood, a little bit of magic and the right proportions. Now all in your hands. I am sure you will cook a perfect pierogi.

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Traditional Dough

The dough is called traditional as it is a basic one for the great variety of dishes. You may wrap berries and spices, may easily stuff it with meat and onions, may just use it as is and serve with your favourite sauces. It is traditional for everyday eating as well as for the holiday table. And is really easy to be cook. And one more thing – the result is guaranteed. We’ve checked.

Traditional Dough Recipe
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 kg
  • Flour 600 g
  • Milk 250 ml
  • 3 eggs
  • Butter 50 g
  • Salt 10 g
  1. Please note to slightly heat the butter for it to become tender.
  2. Sift the flour on a cooking surface, make a deepening and add salt, eggs and butter.
  3. Knead the dough using water as needed.
  4. The dough is ready when it is tender and elastic and does not stick to hands.
  5. Form a ball, cover with a food film and set aside to rest for an hour.
  6. Now you are free to think about the stuffing and quickly purchase the missing ingredients if any.

Traditional Dough

Choux Dough

Creamy texture and delicate aroma bring you to a dreamy culinary voyage. But wait! This is what you really may do yourself on your own. Make your guests or friends enjoy the unusual recipe and choose their favorite stuffing. Just let this kitchen adventure engage your mind and wake up the emotions.

Choux Dough Recipe
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1kg
  • Flour 570 g
  • Butter 130 g
  • Water 300 ml
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  1. Pour water into the pot, heat it until boiling, add salt and butter.
  2. Meanwhile sift the flour on the cooking surface and make a deepening in it.
  3. When the butter has melted, pour the mixture into the flour and stir with a fork.
  4. Please note to stir gently.
  5. When the dough is formed, it will no longer be sticky.
  6. Flour the surface and knead the dough until smooth and shiny.
  7. Leave it for an hour to rest. Now you have time to choose the stuffing.

Choux Dough

Lean Dough

This Dough recipe was originally used during the fasting periods. When all the usual poriges and purees make you feel enough, it is time for experiments.

Simple ingredients accompanied with the fast and easy process will donate to your tasty and healthy dinner. And a secret is you may cook it when you want, with any four type and oil sort. Just go outside the set rules!

Lean Dough Recipe
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 kg
  • Flour 650 g
  • Water 250 ml
  • Oil 70 ml
  • Salt 10 g
  1. Sift the flour on a cooking surface, make a deepening and add oil and salt in there.
  2. Knead the dough using water if needed. It is ready when it does not stick, but becomes elastic and soft. Form a ball, fold it into a food film.
  3. Leave it to rest for an hour under the room temperature. You have a time to choose the stuffing and get it ready for creation.

Lean Dough


You can choose the best variant for you and start to create!

More pierogi ideas in my new book – “Pierogi. More than a book, less than a national taste guide”.

Pierogi. More than a book, less than a national taste guide


More than book, less than a national taste guide

You can find more recipes for Christmas pierogi in my new book ‘Pierogi. More than a Book, Less than a National Cuisine Guide’.

Ukrainian culture combines ancient Greek traditions, incredible eastern flows and serious Western accents.  Due to the unique geographical location, Ukraine could take the traditions of ancient nations and thus create its own.

And it’s not a surprise at all that today we want to share 35 unique recipes of national dishes – pierogi. This simple dish can easily adapt to any kitchen.

That’s not an ordinary book that you can buy. That’s a unique national cuisine guide. And when you’ve immersed yourself in Ukrainian cuisine, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious and modern all the recipes are. You’ll fall in love with them, and cook again and again.