These are my Ukrainian mother-in-laws Pelmeni Recipe! Pelmeni are little plump meat dumplings made from a hand mold (called the pelmennitsa.) It makes a hearty batch that you can freeze for later! A Russian Comfort food favorite, dolloped with sour cream!
1/2tspground black pepper
How to make Pelmeni:
Combine all the dough ingredients and knead until a soft dough forms. Let rest 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the meat filling by combining all the filling ingredients. Set aside.
Portion dough into 10 pieces then roll out each piece into a circle. Dust flour over the mold and place one piece of dough over the mold. Fill each hole with meat then top with another piece of dough.
Using a rolling pin, roll tightly over the top, then invert Pelmeni onto a floured tray. Flash Freeze or Boil 8 minutes.
To Cook Pelmeni: Add frozen or fresh Pelmeni to boiling water and cook 8 minutes. To Serve Pelmeni: Drain from water and toss in butter or oil to lightly coat dumplings. Serve with a side of sour cream.Vinegar Salt & Pepper Topping for Pelmeni: Optional but super tasty and my preferred way of serving Pelmeni. For every 2 cups of cooked and drained Pelmeni add 1 Tbsp of White Distilled Vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Super good!