- 1 lb Farmer's cheeseor ricotta
- ½ tsp Saltplus 1 tsp for water
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 Eggs
- about ½ – 1 cup All-purpose flour
Lazy Vareniki, aka Ukrainian lazy cheese pierogi, is a delicious and healthy breakfast option for those busy mornings. Made with fresh farmer’s cheese, they are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender. Plus, they are so fast and easy to make. You can whip up these lazy cheese pierogi while the water for them comes to a boil.
Start by making the dough from farmer’s cheese, egg, a little sugar, a pinch of salt, and all-purpose flour. Depending on the moisture of your farmer’s cheese (or ricotta), you can adjust the amount of flour to make the dough thicker. Knead the dough gently with your hands a few times until it comes into a ball. Transfer the dough ball to a floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Using the palms of your hands, roll each piece into a 1-inch thick log. Slice each log into about ½-inch thick pieces. Cook the vareniki in batches in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately with sour cream, fresh berries, and a touch of honey or homemade jam if you wish.
To make the Lazy Vareniki, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Lazy Vareniki
Bring water to boil
Combine cheese, salt, sugar, and egg
Shape into logs