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Sweet & Sour Cherry Vareniki

Eden Bistro, located in the Eden Boutique Hotel, is one of Tel Aviv’s newest and most highly rated restaurants, offering innovative Eastern European cuisine with an Israeli flare, and perfectly positioned just an arm’s reach from the Carmel outdoor food market and Mediterranean Sea.

In celebration of Tel Aviv’s buzzing summer months, Eden Bistro has offered a quick and easy recipe for “Sweet & Sour Cherry Vareniki,” a coveted dish popular in Russia and Ukraine, straight from the family cookbooks of Eden Bistro owners Sergey Solovyov and Michael Ustinov.

tarts

Sweet & Sour Cherry Vareniki (yields 100)

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon salt

17 ounce flour

Two eggs

1.5 lb sour cherries

Brown Sugar

1/2 cup dry red wine

Dash of cinnamon

Crème fraîche

Vanilla ice cream

tarts folded

Preparation:

  • Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil, and add one teaspoon of salt. Slowly mix in 5.6 ounces of flour and add additional 2 cup water at room temperature. Add two eggs, one by one, while slowly adding an additional 11.4 ounces of flour, stirring until all ingredients are soluble. Refrigerate for 40 minutes.
  • Thoroughly wash sour cherries, removing all pits. Sift under water and gently press cherries, letting juices drip into a glass bowl. Add 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar to the cherry liquid, and place under a low flame to create reduction. Add 1/2 cup dry red wine and a dash of cinnamon.
  • Remove pastry from fridge, and use roller to flatten to approximately ½ inch each. Use small glass cup and press dough to create circular portions. Add a dash of brown sugar to the bowl of cherries, and place three cherries into the middle of each dumpling, and press all corners to contain ingredients. Boil dumplings in water for approximately two minutes each. Place three vareniki on each plate, and cover with crème fraîche, teaspoon of cherry sauce and vanilla ice cream.

folded tarts

This recipe is sure to be a family fave for all! It looks great and tastes even better! Enjoy!

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8 thoughts on “Sweet & Sour Cherry Vareniki

  1. Reply alicia k Jul 15,2014 8:38 am

    i love the mix of sweet and sour in taste. Sounds great

  2. Reply M.Clark Jul 15,2014 10:21 pm

    This is something I have never had before but it looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to give this a try, thank you you for sharing this recipe.

  3. Reply Veronica Lee Jul 16,2014 10:00 am

    Looks yummy! I would love to give this a try. Thanks!

  4. Reply Carolyn R Jul 16,2014 5:43 pm

    Yum! I’ve never heard of this before…thanks for sharing with us :-)

  5. Reply Shannon Jul 16,2014 8:58 pm

    These sound great, thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  6. Reply Lynda Cook Jul 17,2014 11:33 am

    All I can say is yummy, dang these look so good

  7. Reply Linda Manns Linneman Jul 17,2014 2:34 pm

    These look so good and to have them with vanilla ice cream would make it even better. Thank you for sharing this with us

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