Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pirozhki Meat Pies

If you had told me that I would like a cabbage egg filled pastry, I would not have believed you. I would rather eat beets over cabbages and hard boiled eggs. Pirozhok (plural for Pirozhki) remind me of hot pockets. They take awhile to make but they make a lot. I'm going to freeze any leftovers so we can just reheat them for a quick supper one night. I also made a hamburger filling but the cabbage egg filling was more popular in my house. Sometimes I read a recipe and wonder how well my family will like me tonight if I make it. I'm glad I decided to do it. If you aren't brave enough to try the filling, the dough is delicious.
2 cups milk, warm
1 Tbsp sugar
1 (1/4 oz) package of active yeast
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp salt
6 cups flour
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 medium cabbage, finely chopped
6 hard boiled eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg yolk, whisked

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, egg, salt, and 1 cup flour.
  4. Stir in the yeast mixture.
  5. Add one cup of flour to the milk mixture until the ball of dough forms.
  6. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  7. In a large skillet, melt the butter.
  8. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cabbage and saute for 5 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Remove the skillet from heat.
  12. Chop up the 6 hard boiled eggs.
  13. Add the boiled eggs to the skillet and combine until incorporated. Set aside.
  14. On a floured surface, roll out the dough about 5 inch diameter.
  15. Add the filling in the middle and fold over. Pinch the edges to close.
  16. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  17. Place the filled dough onto the baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
  18. Brush the top of the dough with the egg yolk.
  19. Bake the Pirozhok for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.

One year ago.....................................I made Chicken and Sausage Gumbo.
Two years ago..................................I made Mushroom Soup.
Heart Shape for Valentine's Day!
Did you already know......................
-Pirozhki is a pastry filled like a pirogi, turnover, and dumpling.
-Pirozhki can have savory or sweet fillings.
-Historically, pirozhki were filled with duck, goose, and rabbit meat.

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