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Old 01-23-2007, 03:31 PM   #11
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it may be a bit silly...

but i have taken offense at my polish grandmothers recipe for pierogi dough being referred to as a substitute.

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Old 01-23-2007, 03:48 PM   #12
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So, I'm googling about and checked Egg Substitute....sure enough, there are plenty of eggless substitutes out there. The most popular seems to be Ener-g, available in health food stores. There was also a list of normal kitchen ingredients that can be substitutes for eggs, like potato starch, soy powder and water, etc.

Just do the google search, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Old 01-23-2007, 05:07 PM   #13
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Sorry md, no offense meant. It is just that the poster had a favorite recipe for the dough and wanted, well, a substitute.

Learned to make pierogi from a roommate who always used grandma's recipe, and it did not contain eggs.

Would invite several folks over and all would help cook. And would make a number of different types. Then sit down and enjoy.

Miss those wonderful meals.

We called them pierogi orgies, probably appropriate for when we were finished our bellies felt like what I can only imagine imagine nobels would have felt after a few days of feasting with King Henry VIII, or a Roman festival.

Am afreaid our debauchery ended at a few adult libations.


But I apologize md if you felt I was saying that your grandmother's recipe was second rate, and am sure the other posters did not mean it that way. People here are really great and friendly.

The word substitute usually means a replacement, and not one of lesser value.

Again no offense.

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Old 01-23-2007, 07:07 PM   #14
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My Polish Aunt Stella never used eggs. She used (and I now use):

- 3 cups King Arthur flour (has to be King Arthur - it "behaves" much better)
- 3 T butter
- a scant cup of warm water

Mix it by hand, until it is smooth. Let it rest for at LEAST an hour, under a cloth. Then cut it in half, roll out each half and cut it into circles to fill.

I make some with cheese/salt pork and some with saurkraut/dried mushrooms.

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Old 01-24-2007, 09:37 AM   #15
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A little off-topic - but for those of you interested in purchasing Pierogi, I can highly recommend "Milllie's Peirogi". Have purchased from them several times for both gifts & for myself & have always been more than pleased. Both dough & fillings are terrific, & shipping/packing has always been excellent.

Welcome to Millie's Pierogi On Line!

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