Russian Strawberry Dumplings – Vareniki s Klubnikoy

Easy and delicious Russian-Ukrainian dish. We love to eat it in any form and any fillings.


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar

2-3 tbsp butter
1 cup sour cream


Combine flour, salt, egg and water in the bowl of a electric mixer with the dough hook in place. Mix for 1-2 minute at low speed, then raise the speed to moderate and beat for 5 minutes; the dough should be smooth and elastic. Form dough into ball, completely cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rest for 30 minutes or more.

Roll out dough about 1/8 inch thick and cut into 3-inch circles a cookie cutter (or you can use a glass). Fill each  with a teaspoon of sliced strawberries and little sugar (about 1/2 tsp). Fold it and seal.

Cook vareniki (5-7 at a time) in pot of salted boiling water 3-5 minutes, remove from pot with a slotted spoon, serve hot with butter and sour cream.

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2 Responses to “Russian Strawberry Dumplings – Vareniki s Klubnikoy”

  1. These look so good. I have to try your recipe. I grew up on vareniki and just recently made my first batch! My kids were all over them. I did healthify the original recipe. If you want to check it out, here is a link. Looking forward reading more of your recipes 🙂

  2. Olga says:

    I’m not very good at cooking dishes requiring accuracy 🙂 Your vareniki are very beautiful and certainly tasty.

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