That’s right. I went straight into it, on my own, no Baba supervision. And you know what? It’s time consuming, but really very easy. The dough is made from 2 cups of flour, a teaspoon of salt, a half cup of sour cream, an egg, and a quarter cup of softened butter, cut up in pieces. I massaged it all together, then let the dough rest in the fridge for a bit.
The filling? I kinda just eyeballed it. Peeled and boiled a bunch of potatoes, then mashed then and added grated cheese to it until it tasted right. Then I rolled out the dough (I was at my sister’s place, so I had to use a wine bottle) and cut out rounds using a glass, then tucked in a ball of potato and pinched the edges together. On the advice of my friend Marek I also used a fork to really seal the edges. It looks pretty, too. You know the rest: throw ‘em in boiling water ’til they float, drain, fry in butter, serve with butter-fried caramelized onions, sour cream and bacon. Brilliant!