Vegan Culurgiones which means “little bundles” in Italian, originating from Sar…
Vegan Culurgiones ???? which means “little bundles” in Italian, originating from Sardinia. If you are obsessed with all things dumplings & even if you’re not (we can’t be friends ?) , I present to you Culurgiones, a cross between a ravioli on the outside & a pierogi on the inside . To put it to you straight it’s essentially CARBS inside of CARBS ??? soooo dreamy. Hope you enjoy them:
What you need: For the dough: 1 1/4 cup semolina flour (209g) 2 tsp kosher salt, 1 1/2 tsp neutral oil, 1/2- 1 cup warm water The filling: 1 1/2 lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered , 4 oz vegan cream cheese, 4 oz vegan sour cream, 1/4 cup finely ground nutritional yeast (grind flakes finely in food processor), 1/4 cup chopped mint, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1/2 tsp salt
1️⃣Using a food processor combine flour & salt on high. Slowly add oil, then water 2 tbl at a time, scrape down sides if needed. It will soon form a ball & feel smooth. If sticky add more flour a bit at a time. Wrap in a kitchen towel, rest 1/2 hour
2️⃣ The filling: In a large pot cover potatoes with cold water, add salt, bring to a boil cook for about 15 minutes until fork tender. Drain.
3️⃣ Mash potatoes with a fork or a ricer, add the remaining ingredients, mix & mash till smooth. Taste. Adjust seasoning if needed.
4️⃣ Divide dough in half, wrap 1/2 wrap so it will stay moist. With the other half, roll out until its thin enough so you can see the shadow of your hand from underneath
5️⃣ Using a 3 inch cutter or narrow glass, cut dough to make wrappers. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each circle. I folded mine using a pinch braid technique, which I will demonstrate in my stories. If you just want to simplify folding, just fold the dough into a half moon shape & seal. Repeat with other half of dough. Recipe makes approx 23-25 pieces.
6️⃣ Cook Culurgiones in salted boiling water for about 5 minutes until they float to the top, then drain. I served mine with a simple tomato sauce and basil leaves enjoy!! And happy Fridayyyyyyy ???