Uszka do Barszczu (Mushroom Dumplings for Borscht)

This is my Polish grandmother's recipe for mushroom dumplings, which she has always insisted must be served with borscht.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
43 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
10 servings



  • 3 ½ ounces dried wild mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, or as needed (Optional)


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup hot milk

  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Place dried mushrooms in a small saucepan and cover with hot water; bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and chop into small pieces.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms; continue cooking until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add breadcrumbs if filling seems too wet.

  3. Combine flour, hot milk, and egg yolk in a large bowl, stirring quickly with a fork until a soft and smooth dough forms.

  4. Roll dough out on a lightly-floured surface. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each square. Fold the dough over the filling to form a triangle and pinch edges to seal. Bring the bottom corners together and pinch together.

  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook dumplings in batches until they float to the surface of the water, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate with a slotted spoon.

Cook's Note:

Add more milk in step 3 if dough appears too stiff.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
5g Fat
85g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 603mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.