- Recipe and photo credit: @thevegansara

Ingredients:

500 gr potatoes

1 cup flour *

Glass - 240 ml

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

Pepper (to taste)

1/2 cup vegan pesto

Cooking:

Cook the peeled potatoes until cooked. Puree and season with salt and pepper.

Add flour, butter and knead the dough. The dough should be soft, well kneaded and not stick to your hands. Roll the ball from the dough and leave to "rest" for 15 minutes.

Cut the ball into 4 equal parts. On a floured surface, carefully roll each part into a sausage with a diameter of 2.5-3 cm, then roll the sausage into a layer about 5 cm wide.

Using a pastry bag with a nozzle with a diameter of 0.5-0.6 cm or a regular plastic bag with a cutout in one corner, lay out the pesto sauce along the entire length of the layer in the middle, leaving a gap between the edges of the layer and the filling.

Seal the dumplings, bringing the upper edge of the layer to the lower edge, so that the filling remains inside, roll the resulting sausage back and forth to ensure tightness.

Cut the sausage into pieces 2.5-3 cm long.

Cook the dumplings in salted water over low heat for 2-3 minutes, until they pop up. Drain the water.

Fry the dumplings in a frying pan, greased with a small amount of oil, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side until crisp. Serve with pesto.

Photo credit: @foodandwine via twitter

Photo credit: @foodandwine via twitter

In the West, this is comparable to Italian gnocchi, which are very popular among the people. The dish of peasants is becoming more and more sophisticated and widespread as pizza. Czech dumplings or Belarusian dumplings are a national feature of the cuisine. This is a very satisfying food, the cost of preparation of which is minimal. One of the most popular recipes in Italy is called “Priest Stranglers” and is connected with the story that one holy father loved gnocchi so much that he once choked on them to death, but could not tear himself away from the dish. Immigrants from Italy distributed this food all the way to the countries of South America. But still, most experts agree that its ancestral home is the agricultural regions of the Balkan Peninsula and the lands of the Eastern Slavs.

For many fellow dumplings, such as dumplings, there is no exact recipe for cooking. Dumplings - a dish of home cooking and the cooking procedure is very individual. So can be used both buckwheat and wheat flour, and in some cases a mixture of flour with potatoes.

Photo credit: https://greenbook2012.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/vegetable-soup-with-sweet-corn-dumplings/sony-dsc-1949/

Photo credit: https://greenbook2012.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/vegetable-soup-with-sweet-corn-dumplings/sony-dsc-1949/

Dumplings are an excellent addition and component of soups. The broth with dumplings is very tasty. In Belarusian cuisine, they can serve as a side dish, as well as an independent dish.

In restaurants in Prague, many menus contain dumplings. In some institutions in the Czech Republic dumplings are served by default, as a mandatory addition to the order. The dish among the Slavs is comparable in popularity with bread. Dumplings can even be used instead of bread! But when you eat them, always think of dessert, a tasty drink ... so as not to choke! Be careful! :)

Fried dumplings with cabbage. Photo credit: https://comfycozyhome.ru/blog/ from Наш Дом

Fried dumplings with cabbage. Photo credit: https://comfycozyhome.ru/blog/ from Наш Дом

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