Julie van Rosendaal
This morning Julie thought she would try her hand at a few post-election treats...fit for any political party. Our food and nutrition guide prepared a cross-section of politically correct foods like blueberry/saskatoon peroghies(yum) and a Vietnamese sub stuffed with authentic Alberta ingredients. To see the recipes click read more.
adapted from Canadian Living
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 cup (175 mL) milk
1 large egg
1/3 cup water (approx)
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 cups fresh or frozen (don't thaw them) blueberries or saskatoon
butter, for cooking (optional)
sour cream or whipped cream, for serving
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a
small bowl (or Pyrex measuring cup) stir together the butter, milk and
egg; add to the flour mixture and stir until you have a dry, shaggy
mixture. Add the water about a third at a time, until you have a soft,
slightly sticky dough. Knead it about 10 times, then cover with a
towel or plastic wrap and let rest on the countertop for 20 minutes.
To amke the filling, stir together the sugar and flour; stir in the
On lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a scant 1/4-inch
thickness. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut into rounds. Stretch each
round slightly; fill with a spoonful of the blueberry mixture,
ensuring you get some of the sugar-flour in there as well.
Pull dough over filling into semicircle; pinch edges together to seal.
Cover with tea towel. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Freeze
in a single layer or cook immediately.
In large pot of lightly salted water, boil perogies in batches, until
they float to the top and the dough is tender, about 10 minutes. With
slotted spoon, transfer to dish; drizzle with butter to prevent
sticking. If you like, brown the well-drained boiled perogies in a hot
pan with butter until crisp and golden; dribble the remaining butter
from the pan overtop. Serve with sour cream or whipped cream. Makes
about 3 dozen peroghies.