I’m sure you have a few recipes that are considered “family traditions”, passed down to the next generation around the holidays. Sometimes a recipe is written down on the back of an envelope but more often than not, there are no set quantities for the ingredients but rather everything is mixed by “feel and consistency”. For my family, that recipe is our Polish Pierogies. We have them once a year around Christmas time and I’ve seen my Mum making them at various stages throughout the process but never paid close enough attention to actually know the steps.
Mum has been out to Australia to visit us on her usual annual month long trip and we decided it was time to get this written down for our whole family. Of course, I think they turned out perfectly, but Mum is ever-critical of her work in the kitchen so she would have changed a few things. I’ll make note of those in the recipe.
If you’re game to make these, give yourself a full day as it is a definitely a labour of love! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do each year at Christmas.