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Hungarian cottage cheese filled pasta – Túrós derelye

My mother’s recipe that your family will love. These Hungarian pierogies are called “derelye”, they can be filled with plum jam or cottage cheese.
Derelye is generally rolled into buttery, toasted breadcrumbs, they can be shaped like Italian ravioli or like traditional Polish pierogies.
The common local name for this pasta is „barátfüle”, literally „monk’s ears”
As with sweet pastas, they are served warm and usually eaten in place of a main course.

This recipe makes 32-35 cottage cheese derelye.

What is the best cottage cheese to use?

Hungarian cottage cheese is a fresh, soft curd cheese, similar to farmer’s cheese or quark, dry and not liquidy at all. It is most often made with cow milk.
Do not use the watery non-homogenous cottage cheese that has a soupy texture.

Dry cottage cheese (farmer's cheese)

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Hungarian cottage cheese filled pasta, Túrós derelye

Hungarian cottage cheese filled pasta- Túrós Derelye

My mother’s recipe that yourfamily will love. These Hungarian pierogies are called derelye, they can befilled with plum jam or cottage cheese.
Derelye is generally rolled into buttery, toasted breadcrumbs, they can be shaped like Italian ravioli or like traditional Polish pierogies.
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 32 pieces

Equipment

  • Fork
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Medium pot
  • Bowl
  • Zester
  • Rolling Pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

For the dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pinch salt

For the cottage cheese filling

  • 1 cup dry cottage cheese farmer's cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp coarse semolina
  • 1 tbsp sour cream

Coating

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups fine breadcrumbs

Other

  • Powdered sugar for dusting