There is nothing better than fresh, homemade perogies. These warm potato-y pockets of happiness are given an extra dose of nutrition with cauliflower purée. Serve these delicious, buttery perogies with some homemade cashew cream.

Homemade Cauliflower Perogies [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, plus 3 tablespoons of water per egg)
  • 2/3 cup almond milk

For the Cauliflower Purée:

  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk

For the Filling:

  • 3 cups steamed potatoes, cubed
  • Cauliflower purée
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. Start by putting the cauliflower and potatoes on to steam. While the vegetables steam, begin the dough.
  2. Mix the flour and salt in a medium sized bowl. Cut in the butter as you would for biscuits or pastry. Add in the flax egg and almond milk, and mix thoroughly. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes and then set aside.
  3. Make a purée by adding the cauliflower, along with 2 teaspoons of vegan butter and 2 tablespoons of almond milk, to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the steamed potatoes, and then add the cauliflower purée, butter, and salt, mixing the ingredients together.
  5. Halve the dough and roll onto a lightly-floured surface until as thin as possible without tearing the dough. Using a biscuit cutter, or large glass cut out circles of dough.
  6. Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling into each circle depending on the size of the circles that are cut.
  7. Fill a small bowl with warm water and using a paint brush, or your fingers, spread a small amount of water around the edges of each circle. Then fold and press the edges together.
  8. Place perogies in a pot of boiling water a few at a time removing when they begin to float, about 3 minutes.
  9. Once they are boiled, transfer to a frying pan set on medium heat and fry in butter for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve.
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