Polish “lazy noodles” 🤍
I am aware that they’re not exactly noodles, but it’s a rough translation of the original name. I guess they’re more like gnocchi, but they don’t contain potatoes. In some parts of Poland they’re called lazy pierogi, but I refuse to accept that, because these are not pierogi and no one can change my mind. Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked 😂 Traditionally they’re made with farmer’s cheese, but tofu works here perfectly ☺️
1 block tofu
1 squeezed lemon
2 tbsp erythritol
1 tbsp vanilla oat milk
100g spelt flour
80g corn flour
Crumble tofu with a fork (you don’t need to squeeze out the excess of water). Put it in a bowl and add lemon juice, sweetener and plant milk. Combine it all together, then sift in spelt and corn flour. Mix the dough with your hands then transfer it onto a floured surface. Knead the dough some more and keep adding bits of flour until it’s not sticky anymore. Cut the dough into four pieces. Roll each of them so that it forms a kind of thick rope, and cut it up diagonally (pictures 2 and 3).
Bring salted water to boil and put your “lazies” in. Stir from time to time to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of your pot. Boil them for about 4 minutes (until the pieces start floating). Transfer them onto a plate.
The thing on top of them is traditionally made from breadcrumbs, butter and sugar. But I figured out a much healthier alternative and it tastes surprisingly similar.
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp erythritol
10 tbsp water
Melt coconut oil on a pan, add coconut flour and sweetener. Keep stirring until the flour turns light brown. It’ll be dry, so mix in about 10 tablespoons of water (you can use the one you cooked your “noodles” in). Then put it on them and sprinkle with some more sweetener.
They also taste really good if you later heat them up by frying them until they get golden 😋