Cook: Dasha Gracheva

Serves: 15 – 20 dumplings



  • 350 g of the dough
  • 350 g frozen cherries
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Salt, 1 tsp


  • 125 g flour
  • 107 g potato starch
  • 1 egg
  • Cold water


  • Prepare the dough: mix flour, potato starch and egg in a bowl. Knead it. Start gradually adding the cold water – from 1 Tbsp, mixing well and adding accordingly. Dough should become smooth/homogenous.
  • Put the dough ball onto the floured surface, knead. Should become «silky» and not stick to hands.
  • Cover with plastic, let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Roll out to thin (max 3 mm) sheet, cut out 8 cm circles (with a glass or cookie cutter etc)
  • Place couple cherries in the middle, cover with a good pinch of sugar, (optionally – add some vanilla beans). Close the dumpling – it should form like half moon – by pressing well the borders together
  • Bring a pot of salty water to a boil, place the dumplings inside. When they float to the surface, cook 5-7 minutes.
  • Optionally, you can fry them after and serve with sugar powder.

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