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Also known as Cheese buttons, this is a good and tasty meatless dish appropriate for Lent.

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2-1/2 cups flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

2 cups dry-curd cottage cheese
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Diced green onions to taste (optional)

Roll dough about 1/4-inch thick, and cut into 4-inch squares. Place a spoonful of filling on half of each square, then fold dough over and pinch sides together securely to make the "buttons." Put buttons into a kettle of slowly boiling salt water and cook for no more than 10 minutes. (They're done when they float.) Boil and handle gently, or they may come apart. Drain. Then fry them with butter and onion. Cheese buttons also can be served in soup, either with a broth or creamy base.

Knephla Soup

Knephla Dough:
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten

2 or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 teaspoon salt
Milk or cream as needed
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons chopped onion
About 1/2 cup cubed dried bread

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Then place egg in 1/2-cup measuring container, and add water to fill cup. Mix with dry ingredients. Add additional water if your dough is too dry or a little flour if it is too wet. Knead dough on a floured surface, turning the sides over into the middle. Then, let the dough rest on the counter under an overturned bowl.

Put about 2 quarts of water in a 3-quart kettle. Add cubed potatoes and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add milk and cream as desired. While liquid is coming to a oil, roll knephla dough into ropes. When soup is boiling gently, cut knephla into the hot soup in pieces about the size of the end of your thumb. It works best to hold rope with left hand and use kitchen shears in right. Cook 10 to 15 minutes. In the meantime, melt margarine in a saucepan and saute onions lightly. Then, turn up the heat, and throw in the bread and brown it a little. Add bread, onions and margarine to the soup and stir. Soup is ready to serve. Add pepper once it's in the bowl.

Donated by Evelyn Gibson

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