Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August Daring Cooks Challenge

I totally forgot to actually post my Daring Kitchen meal this month. Probably because I had yet another failure. The August 2010 Daring Cooks' Challenge was hosted by LizG of Bits n' Bites and Anula of Anula's Kitchen. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make pierogi from scratch and an optional challenge to provide one filling that best represents their locale.
I chose a potato cheese filling because I needed something that I already had at home!
I won't post the recipe I used (it wasn't one of the hosts' recipes) because it was so bland and we ended up throwing half of the pierogi's away. I will say there was a major positive from this month's daring kitchen challenge. I have finally learned how to work with dough. Look at that picture- it actually looks like it's supposed to! Normally I have a super sticky mess or a super hard mess. The dough making portion was extremely successful! The more I made, the better they looked (look in the back, those are some jacked up looking pierogi!) so this was a semi success!


K. Rock said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. It LOOKS really good. And I would have never tried making a pierogi from scratch. So you are still a Daring Cook.

GorgeousPuddin said...

Yep You did that! looks really intricate.

Jameil said...

The back ones look hilarious but the front? Fab! Have you had pierogies before? I didn't see the big deal. They were just okay to me so maybe you did it right... I think you're supposed to sautee them in butter to make them taste like something.

Product Junkie Diva said...

looks yummy- even though it didn't taste the way you wanted them to. At least you learned to work with dough, now you can make pasta from scratch!!!!!

SimplyB said...

LOL@ the BACK pierogies.

It is so cool that you gave it a try though. You are definitely a daring cook.

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