For years my family has been making Strawberry Verenika. I love it. Its like dessert for dinner. Whenever I have told people about it, they’re comments are usually “strawberry what?”.

In a nutshell it’s like a strawberry perogy. Strawberries and sugar wrapped in dough, boiled, then topped with a butter gravy. This is usually served with farmer sausage. Its super delicious, and probably far from healthy, but that’s okay.

If you want to give it a try, here is what you do:

Roll the dough thin and cut into 4 inch squares. Place a frozen strawberry or two in the center, add some sugar, and fold together. Boil for 3-5 minutes and serve. Top with butter gravy.

Here are the recipes:

Dough
– 3 eggs
– 9 table spoons of milk
– 3-4 cups of flour

Mix about 2 cups of flour with the eggs and milk. Slowly add more flour until you get a doughy mixture that isn’t too sticky or wet. Roll on a well floured counter and cut into squares

Butter Gravy

– 2 cups whipping cream
– 1 table spoon of butter
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Flour

In a sauce pan mix the whipping cream and butter with a dash of salt and pepper. Bring to simmering stirring constantly. Add flour slowly to thicken.

My grandmother would probably not approve, but I recently tried an easier method. Cut the dough into noodles, and cook. Cook your strawberries with sugar on the stove until warm, and serve like pasta, topped with the butter gravy. Tastes about the same, but way less work!