It has been a roller coaster of a summer. I am nearing the end of a 500km move and am looking forward to having a kitchen once again. All my measuring utensils and baking tools are packed away but in a need to get this post up I am……winging it.

Besides. who needs a rolling pin when you have wine!

My makeshift rolling pin in a pinch.

We are at month 4 with The Canadian Food Experience Project.  For September we are sharing our Cherished Canadian Recipes.

The recipe I am featuring as my cherished Canadian recipe is also one of my very first authentic Canadian Food Memories. Perishke is still one of my most enjoyed Ukrainian dishes I prepare. Perhaps because they do bring back such strong memories of when I was a child and first discovered them. They were the catalyst of what made me want to learn how to cook.

They are easy to make and freeze well so you can always have some at the ready.

Recipe type: SIde Dish
Cuisine: Ukrainian Traditional
  • Dough:
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 packages of yeast
  • Combine the above and add to:
  • 1½ cups of milk, lightly warmed
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 eggs - beaten
  • 5 - 6 cups of flour
  • Combine the dough and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Filling:
  • Dry curd cottage cheese - 4 cups
  • 2 egg yolks
  • fresh dill
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • Stir the filling ingredients well to combine.
  • whipping cream to finish
  • 3 tablespoons of butter - melted
  1. Pinch off a walnut sized piece of dough and using a rolling pin roll out a nice small 1½ inch circle. Fill with a tablespoon of filling.
  2. Bring the edges together and pinch to seal creating a tiny bun.
  3. Place into a lightly buttered pan, sealed edge down.
  4. Have the oven preheated to 350 degrees.
  5. Once the pan is full of Perishke bake immediately until golden brown, about 23 - 25 minutes.
  6. Brush with melted butter and cool.
  7. The idea is too work quickly as you do not want the buns to rise.
  8. Repeat until all your dough is used.
  9. Once the Perishke are baked they can be frozen or eaten.
  10. I like to remove them from the container to cool then, this prevents the bottoms from becoming soggy.
  11. I place them back into the tins to freeze.
  12. To finish the Perishky toss with whipping cream and fresh chopped dill and heat in the oven for 15 minutes.


Making the filling for Perishke.

Making Perishke in the Nutmeg Disrupted kitchen.

Perishke ready for the oven.

Perishke fresh from the oven.

Finished Perishke from the Nutmeg Disrupted kitchen.

The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7 2013. As we (participants) share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to our Canadian culinary identity through the cadence of our concerted Canadian voice. Please join us.


1 Reply on “Perishke

  1. I’m really looking forward to making this for the first time this yr! How many do one batch make? I have fr 18-24 people coming.

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