This delicious food staple from the Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe is called by many names - perogies, pyrohy, varenyky, and pedehey - and has been a traditional food past on by many generations. In beginning studies of our next country we brought in a local expert (Sra. Jodi's mom ;) ) to help us learn how to make pyrohy by hand.
Dough: Flour, salt, water, canola oil
Filling: Potato, cheese
Toppings: Butter, yellow onions, sour cream, green onions
(For our lactose free friends, milk products were excluded and the pyrohy were cooked with milk free margarine)
As students are learning about the environment and economy in various countries, we learned that potatoes and wheat are staple crops in the Ukraine, making pyrohy an accessible food to families. Students were also able to transfer their knowledge of making dough from our masa de sal ornament project to making a meal. Students also learned about proper hygiene when preparing food for others, such as washing hands thoroughly, tying hair back, coving cuts, and wearing a mask to cover their mouth if they are sick.
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