TRADITIONAL RUSSIAN PIROZHKI

Ellen Bales

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I found this delicious-looking dish online, as well as another variation with meat.
Recipe: allrecipes.com
Photo: jennyeatwellsrhubarbginger.blogspot.com


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes 30

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

CRUST:

2 c
milk, warmed
1 Tbsp
white sugar
1 Tbsp
active dry yeast
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1
egg
1 tsp
salt
6 c
all purpose flour

FILLING:

1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 medium
head cabbage, finely chopped
6
hard cooked eggs, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place 1/2 cup milk in a cup or small bowl. Stir in sugar and sprinkle yeast over the top. Set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes. Pour the remaining milk into a large bowl.
2
Add the melted butter, egg, salt and 1 cup of flour to the large bowl with the milk. Stir in the yeast mixture. Mix in flour 1 cup at a time until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and doesn't stick to your hands. Cover the bowl loosely and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour. Dough should almost triple in size.
3
Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage has wilted. Mix in the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender. Set this aside for the filling.
4
Place the risen dough onto a floured surface and gently form into a long snake about 2 inches wide. Cut into 1 inch pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Flatten the balls by hand until they are 4 to 5 inches across. Place a spoonful of the cabbage filling in the center and fold in half to enclose. Pinch the edges together to seal in the filling.
5
Line one or two baking sheets with aluminum foil. Place the pirozhki onto the baking sheet, leaving room between them for them to grow.
6
Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #savory, #comfort