If you are craving Varenyky (also known as Pyrohy or Pierogi), but it is too hot to cook or no time for such a project, Palushky (Plachyky, Kopytka, or Gnocchi) is an excellent alternative for that dish. It is simple, quick, and delicious. I love to serve mine with butter and sauteed onions, a dollop of sour cream, and a side vegetable dish like broccoli, mixed vegetables, or cooked carrots.
This recipe is a very old favorite of mine. It reminds me of my grandmother’s cooking days and my Sunday visits to her with my mom.
I love these fluffy dumplings because they are so light in texture, and so delicious served with melted butter and sugar.
This recipe goes back to my great-grandmother who was of German descent, and most likely back to her mother and grandmother, which datewise would go back to the 1700s.